Newcastle have released the squad for tonight’s friendly in Edinburgh against Hibernian. Joelinton will get his first start. It looks like Steve Bruce will continue with the 3-5-2 formation
SUBSTITUTES: Woodman, Sterry, Clark, Fernández, Ki, M. Longstaff, Aarons, Murphy, Muto. #NUFC
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 30, 2019
This is the penultimate friendly for the club as they continue to prepare for the opening game against Arsenal. The next friendly will be at St James Park against St-Etienne this coming Saturday.
It certainly does look like it’s going to be 3-5-2 for Newcastle to start the season as Steve Bruce has used that for the past three friendlies and there is only one left to go. Hopefully, the team can get used to the formation and put in a better performance than last Saturday against Preston.
But pre-season is about fitness and team cohesion so we’ll not worry too much about the result but hope to see a decent performance nonetheless. Most importantly, let’s hope all the lads come through this match unscathed.
Incidentally, Allan Saint-Maximin is starting for Nice against Burnley this evening. So it looks as if that deal is a ways off if it is still even in progress at all.
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— OGC Nice (@ogcnice) July 30, 2019