Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side for our final pre-season friendly at home against Hellas Verona this afternoon.
After this game, we have our first Premier League game of the season against Tottenham at home next Sunday afternoon – and we cannot wait for that!
So far we have three wins, one draw and one defeat in pre-season, but the results tend not to be a mirror of how we will do once the season starts.
Hellas Verona head coach Fabio Pecchia while at Newcastle
Here is the team for this afternoon as just reported on the Newcastle United Twitter account.
Subs: Darlow, Gámez, Lascelles, Mbemba, Aarons, De Jong, Diamé, Merino, Murphy. #NUFC
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 6, 2017
We notice that Dwight Gayle is missing so we hope he’s not injured and will be available for the start of the Premier League next Sunday.
It would be good to get the win against the Serie A club who are managed by former Newcastle assistant coach – Fabio Pecchia – who is a good friend of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.
Howay The Lads!!