Lascelles Captains Interesting Newcastle Side Against Bohemian

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the starting line-up for our first friendly game of preseason against Bohemian FC this afternoon and Rafa has Jamaal Lascelles captaining the side.


Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Matz Sels; Jamie Sterry, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Vurnon Anita; Henri Saivet, Jack Colback; Matt Ritchie, Yoan Gouffran, Rolando Aarons; Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Daryl Janmaat, Jesus Gamez, Paul Dummett, Isaac Hayden, Chieck Tiote, Jonjo Shelvey, Georginio Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin, Ayoze Perez, Dwight Gayle

Notice that the subs is a whole new team so maybe Rafa will use all subs at the start of the second half – strength in depth there!

As expected Newcastle fans will get their first look at Matz Sels in goal this afternoon and he could become Newcastle’s number one this season and it’s good to see young local lad Jamie Sterry get a start at right back.

And Henri Saivet will get a chance in central midfield for a change along with Jack Colback; fringe player Yohan Gouffran also gets a run-out.

It’s an interesting side and we expect Rafa to make a number of changes at half time  to give as many players as possible a run-out in Newcastle’s first friendly of this preseason.

And as we said earlier the subs look like another complete side tat could come in for the second half.

Here’s the list of Newcastle’s preseason friendlies which will start to come thick and fast now.

ClubLocationDate and KickoffResult
BohemianDalymount ParkSaturday, 16th July
2:00pm
Won 6-0
Doncaster RoversKeepmoat StadiumWednesday, 20th July
7:45pm
Drew 2-2
KSC LokerenDaknamstadionSaturday, 23rd July
4:30pm
Won 4-0
Southend UnitedRoots Hall
Tuesday, 26th July
7:45pm
Won 2-0
SBV Vitesse St. James ParkSaturday, 30th July
3:00 pm
Won 3-2


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