Bruce favourite spotted back in action but 8 players absent as NUFC lose secret friendly – Video

Newcastle United were beaten 1-0 at Burnley yesterday, with the club revealing that a pre-season friendly took place at Turf Moor yesterday afternoon.

Joelinton hit the post in the first half and tested the keeper moments later after some good work down the left, however the game was settled by a 70th minute strike from Jay Rodriguez (watch highlights here).

On the plus side, Jonjo Shelvey stepped up his recovery from a calf injury to make his first pre-season appearance of the summer, coming on for the final 30 minutes of this one.

Elsewhere, U23 talent is believed to have impressed on his first start for the club, with Mark Gillespie also making a few impressive stops in the second half.

That said, there was several first-team players absent once again, with Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron, Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow, Paul Dummett, Javier Manquillo and Elliot Anderson all failing to feature.

Here’s the players that featured in yesterday’s behind closed doors clash with Burnley, followed by video highlights:

(5-3-1-1): Woodman (Gillespie 46), Murphy (Allan 46), Krafth (Schar 46), Fernandez (Lascelles 46), Clark (Watts 55), Ritchie (Lewis 46), M Longstaff (Shelvey 60), Hayden (Young 46), Hendrick (S Longstaff 46), White (Fraser 46), Joelinton (Gayle 46).

Pre-season results so far this summer:

  • Sunday 18th July – York City 1-0 Newcastle
  • Friday 23rd July – Doncaster 2-3 Newcastle
  • Tuesday 27th July – Rotherham 1-1 Newcastle
  • Friday 30th July – Burton 0-2 Newcastle
  • Tuesday 3rd August – Burnley 1-0 Newcastle

Our final pre-season friendly of the summer sees us play newly promoted Norwich at St James’ Park on Saturday 7th August.

With the new season and our opening day clash with West Ham just over a week away, let’s hope we see a few key players return this weekend.

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Bruce favourite spotted back in action but 8 players absent as NUFC lose secret friendly – Video

  1. I Don’t think the pre season looks convincing for us to do anything in the Premier League…. Are we going to Europe or another bottom of the table fight??? 🙄

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