Tim Krul returns to the Newcastle United team against Schalke 04, and it’s a strong side that Alan Pardew has put out this afternoon.
And new boy Facundo Ferreyra is on the bench, and could even see his debut for Newcastle this afternoon – the 23 year-old Argentine was announced a few hours ago by Newcastle as being on a season-long loan at the Magpies.
As expected, Mike Williamson is back partnering Colo in central defense, and we look for a (much) better performance from the Newcastle defense, than they gave in the first half yesterday.
And it shows that 18 year-old winger Rolando Aarons has done very well in pre-season, as he gets another start in what will be another tough game for the Magpies.
Both full-backs are changed from yesterday, with Vurnon Anita in at right back and local lad Paul Dummett is at left-back.
But no sign of Siem de Jong – who we assume is still injured.
It would be good if the lads can get another win against a strong Schalke 04 side.
Newcastle: (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Vurnon Anita, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Gabriel Obertan, Moussa Sissoko, Jack Colback, Rolando Aarons; Emmanuel Riviere, Yoan Gouffran
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Jak Alnwick, Lubo Satka, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Remie Streete, Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vuckic, Remy Cabella, Adam Armstrong, Adam Campbell, Ayoze Perez, Facundo Ferreyra
In the game going on at the moment, Malaga are 2-0 up at half time against West Ham and they also managed to miss two penalties in the first half.
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