Newcastle have today announced their fifth preseason friendly and the lads will travel south to play Southend United on Tuesday, 26th July for a 7:45 pm kick off.
Rafa has now set up two games a week over a two week period at small stadiums to simulate what we will have to go through in the Championship next season, with the last friendly being at home on Saturday 30th July against SBV Vitesse.
Our first game in the Championship is at Fulham on the following Friday.
This is the information Newcastle have put out about the game:
Newcastle United will travel to Southend United for a pre-season friendly later this month.
The Magpies head to Roots Hall on Tuesday, 26th July, for a 7.45pm kick-off, where they will face a Shrimpers side who finished 15th in League One last term.
Southend are managed by former Hull boss Phil Brown, who hails from South Shields, and their Essex-based stadium has a capacity of 12,392.
The teams have met four times in competitive action, with their last clash coming in January 1993 at Roots Hall, when Gavin Peacock’s goal helped United claim a 1-1 draw en route to the Division One title.
The fixture takes Newcastle’s first team pre-season campaign to five matches, with games also scheduled against Bohemian (Saturday, 16th July), Doncaster Rovers (Wednesday, 20th July), KSC Lokeren (Saturday, 23rd July) and Vitesse (Saturday, 30th July).
Here’s the preseason friendlies as they now exist.
|Club||Location||Date and Kickoff||Result|
|Bohemian||Dalymount Park||Saturday, 16th July|
|Doncaster Rovers||Keepmoat Stadium||Wednesday, 20th July|
|KSC Lokeren||Daknamstadion||Saturday, 23rd July|
|Southend United||Roots Hall||Tuesday, 26th July|
|SBV Vitesse||St. James Park||Saturday, 30th July|