WATCH: 13,000 watch Newcastle train at St James’s Park

Fabricio Coloccini led his Newcastle United team-mates out for an open day at St James’s Park today – in front of 13,000 fans.

Head coach Steve McClaren and his coaching staff, including newly-appointed goalkeeping coach Simon Smith, were introduced to the crowd along with new signings Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba and Georginio Wijnaldum.

St James's Park

St James's Park

McClaren has refused to rule Coloccini – who didn’t play in pre-season because of an Achilles problem – out of the club’s season-opener against Southampton at St James’s Park on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Smith – who worked with Sir Bobby Robson during his time in charge at Newcastle – was confirmed as Andy Woodman’s successor today.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Aleksandar Mitrovic