Newcastle Youngsters Get Big Chance Tonight

Newcastle are in action tonight at Hillsborough, when we take on Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, but manager Alan Pardew is likely to rest most of our senior players and keep them fresh for the two games in Germany over the weekend, and take this opportunity to give some of our youngsters an opportunity.

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17 year-old Adam Armstrong – after scoring down under last week

Senior players such as Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Siem de Jong are not expected to make the trip south today, but new boy Remy Cabella could make an appearances, after only just returning to training this week from his extended break due to being part of the French squad in the World Cup.

This is what manager Alan Pardew has said today:

“Having just got back from New Zealand, some of the lads need a bit of a rest, so this game will be a chance for some of the younger lads in the squad.” 

“We’ll be looking for a result like the two we got on the tour, and a good performance as well, and hopefully some of the lads can perform well and give us something to think about.”

Lee Charnley has put together a challenging pre-season, and we have games coming thick and fast – here is the schedule of games the lads have in pre-season.

DateOppositionLocationKO time
Tues 15 JulyOldhamBoundary Park, Oldham
Lost 2-1
7:30 pm
Tues 22 JulySydney FCForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand
Won 4-0
7:30 pm
Sat 26 JulyWellingtom PhoenixWestpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Won 1-0
4:30 pm
Wed 30 JulySheffield WednesdayHillsborough, Sheffield
Won 1-0
7:45 pm
Sat Aug 2Malaga CFVeltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Lost 3-1
3:30 pm
Sun Aug 3Schalke 04Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Won 3-1
5:30 pm
Tues Aug 5HuddersfieldJohn Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Drew 2-2
7:45 pm
Sun Aug 10Real SociedadSt. James' Park, Newcastle
Won 1-0
1:30 pm

Having two games in two days in Germany over the weekend also means that Alan Pardew will need to use his squad wisely – and it will be a surprise if many first teamers are in the team tonight at Hillsborough.

We could see players like Remie Streete, Lubo Satka, Rolando Aarons, Mehdi Abeid, Gael Bigirimana, Adam Armstrong, Adam Campbell, Kevin Mbabu and even young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman get some playing time tonight.

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