Newcastle United’s EFL Cup second round tie at home against Cheltenham Town has been scheduled for Tuesday, 23rd August with a 7.45pm kick-off time.
That has now been announced on the Newcastle web-site but was put out by Cheltenham yesterday as an alert to their fans who want to make the trip north to Newcastle.
With that EFL cup fixture Newcastle will have five games to play before the end of August with four of them being at home, plus a trip to Bristol City.
So hopefully we can get a number of wins under our belt before the two week International break starts after our home game with Brighton on 27th August.
And of course the transfer window ends on August 31st, so we should get things sorted by then including whether Moussa Sissoko stays or goes.
That’s five games in the next 15 days so a good opportunity for Rafa to give various players of the squad a game.
Here’s the August schedule:
Sat 13 15:00 H Huddersfield FLC Wed 17 19:45 H Reading FLC Sat 20 15:00 A Bristol City FLC Tue 23 19:45 H Cheltenham EPL Sat 27 17:30 H Brighton FLC
It’s going to be crucial that Newcastle have done (very) well before the two week International break starts.