TEAM NEWS: Anderson, Pope & Almiron all start vs Atalanta at St James’ Park – Watch for free here

The team sheets have been released ahead of tonight’s penultimate pre-season friendly of the summer, which sees us take on Atalanta at St James’ Park (watch here on NUFC TV).

Here’s the starting 11 and subs bench Eddie Howe has gone with ahead of the 7.45pm kick off, seeing the likes of Pope, Anderson and Almiron all start:

Starting XI: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Burn, Targett, S Longstaff, Anderson, Almiron, Murphy, Wood, Fraser.

Subs: Gillespie, A Murphy, Bondswell, M Longstaff, De Bolle, Miley, Turner-Cooke, Munoz, Stephenson.

So, it seems several key players are being saved for tomorrow’s clash with Athletic Bibao, with ASM, Bruno, Botman, Willock, Wilson and Lascelles replaced by a host of young guns.

Jonjo Shelvey is also missing after being ruled out for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury, while Joelinton is suspended following a red card picked up in Tuesday night’s 3-2 defeat against Benfica.

Here’s how our pre-season has panned out so far this summer, featuring two training camps in Austria and Portugal, wins over Gateshead, 1860 Munich and Burnley and defeats to Mainz and Benfica:

  • 1st July (Friday) – Players returned for pre-season training
  • 9th July (Saturday) – Newcastle 5-1 Gateshead (behind-closed-doors)
  • – Austria training camp
  • 15th July (Friday) – Newcastle 3-0 1860 Munich (SaalfeldenArena Bürgerau)
  • 18th July (Monday) – Newcastle 0-1 Mainz 05 (Kufstein Arena)
  • – Portugal training camp
  • 23rd July (Saturday) – Newcastle beat Burnley (behind closed doors)
  • 26th July (Tuesday) – Benfica 3-2 Newcastle (Estádio da Luz)
  • 29th July (Friday) – Atalanta (7.45pm BST) at St James’ Park
  • 30th July (Saturday) – Athletic Bilbao (3pm BST) at St James’ Park
  • 6th August (Saturday) – Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest (3pm – Premier League)

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!

5 thoughts on “TEAM NEWS: Anderson, Pope & Almiron all start vs Atalanta at St James’ Park – Watch for free here

  1. Well at least they have allowed it to be streamed been perfect for me, maybe yous all have poor WiFi?


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