Here is who Steve Bruce has named in his starting eleven for our first pre-season friendly at York City. All four Magpies who missed the backend of last season with injuries are in the lineup in Wilson, Lascelles, Fraser, and Hayden.
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This is how we line up in York this afternoon!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 18, 2021
This is a strong team to start this match. Though it doesn’t look like the 5-3-2 which Bruce deployed for the final nine matches last season. Unless Ryan Fraser is going to play centrally it could be a 5-2-3.
Kelland Watts looks to be on the left-side of the back three ahead of Ciaran Clark and Paul Dummett. There are some notable absentees with Javier Manquillo, Florian Lejeune, and Jonjo Shelvey not on the bench.
Here is the side former Magpie Steve Watson has selected for the hosts. Former NUFC academy product Mackenzie Heaney starts for York City.
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Mackenzie Heaney starts against his former club and Whitley comes in for Jameson between the sticks.#YCFC ??
— York City FC (@YorkCityFC) July 18, 2021
Howay The Lads!