Newcastle to reveal new captain AND No9 at St James's Park ahead of season-opener

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Newcastle United will reveal the club's new captain and No9 tomorrow.

Rafa Benitez revealed that the announcement will be made by the club's website ahead for Friday night's Championship season-opener against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Defender Jamaal Lascelles is set to get the armband after skippering Benitez's team in pre-season.

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Speaking on BBC Radio Newcastle, Benitez said the identity of the new captain was "not rocket science".

Previous captain Fabricio Coloccini left United this summer.

Newcastle are also without a No9 following the departure of Papiss Cisse last month.

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle are the obvious candidates for the revered shirt.