As expected Tim Krul will start the game today against his former club ADO Den Haag this afternoon.
And Tim will have a strong back four against his home town team of Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini and Davide Santon at the back as this is Newcastle’s second last full pre-season game before the season starts in two weeks time at home to Tottenham.
The two big guns of Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba are up front, and Cheick Tiote and Haris Vuckic are in the engine room for Newcastle in central midfield – this is a good chance for Haris to show what he can do in the first team.
Gabby Obertan and Jonas Gutierrez are on the wings, and we would look for a good performances from our lads this afternoon – and a win.
The bench is very strong without many youngsters on it, in fact only new boy 18 year-old Gael Bigirimana is the only real youngster on the bench.
Dan Gosling returns, and we could see a few substitutions in the second half from the Magpies.
Howay The Lads!!
ADO Den Haag (4-3-3): Gino Coutinho; Kenneth Omeruo, Vito Wormgoor, Gabor Horváth, Aaron Meijers; Danny Holla (c), Jens Toornstra, Kevin Jansen; Mike Van Duinen, Rydell Poepon, Tjaronn Chery
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Gabriel Obertan, Cheick Tiote, Haris Vuckic, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba
Substitutes: Steven Harper, James Perch, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Romain Amalfitano, Shola Ameobi