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Dwight Gayle handed Newcastle start against Braga

Dwight Gayle.
Dwight Gayle.

Dwight Gayle has been handed a Newcastle United start against Braga.

Rafa Benitez's side take on the Primeira Liga club at the Estadio Municipal de Braga (7.30pm kick-off).

Gayle was an unused substitute for last weekend's friendly against Porto amid talks over a swap deal for West Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon.

The two clubs, and Gayle, couldn't come to an agreement.

And Gayle will lead the line against Braga.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Diame, Hayden; Ritchie, Perez, Atsu; Gayle. Subs: Darlow, Elliot, Manquillo, Sterry, Schar, Yarney, Ki, Fernandez, Longstaff, Murphy, Roberts, Armstrong, Joselu.