It’s the penultimate game of our pre-season today – our last one on the road in fact as we take on Leeds at Elland Road.
This is only going to be a brief article as I’m at the match myself but what I will say is that everything you will ever need for the match will be found in the comments section below including where to watch it (if there is anywhere), team news, updates etc. You’re in good hands.
As far as the injury front is concerned we are without Hatem Ben Arfa, Danny Guthrie, Shane Ferguson and Cheik Tiote although we will be boosted by the return of players such as Joey Barton and Yohan Cabaye after their brief stint in Holland brought about by Visa issues came to an end.
I expect that we’ll see a team that is more like the one we will start the season with today in truth. It’s getting close to big kick-off and rehearsals are at a premium so Pardew and Co will need to try out the first team sooner rather than later. I will of course be writing a detailed match report when I get home so you can all read what went wrong/right, how the new players looked, that kind of thing.
Howay the lads!