Elliot Anderson handed first home Newcastle United start as Kieran Trippier wears captain's armband

Kieran Trippier will captain Newcastle United against Atalanta tonight.
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Howe has also named Nick Pope, Miguel Almiron, Matt Targett, Dan Burn and Ryan Fraser in his starting XI for the club’s penultimate friendly.

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United’s head coach is splitting his squad between the game and a friendly against Athletic Bilbao tomorrow, and Elliot Anderson – who played in Tuesday night’s 3-2 Eusebio Cup defeat to Benfica at hte Estadio da Luz – will make his first home start for the club. Howe has filled his bench with Under-21 players, with the rest of the squad resting ahead of the Bilbao game.

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The club are expecting a crowd of more than 40,000 for the game, while the Bilbao fixture is set to be a sell out.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Burn, Targett, S Longstaff, Anderson, Alrmion, Murphy, Fraser, Wood. Subs: M Longstaff, De Bolle, Munoz, Bondswell, Stephenson, Turner-Cooke, A Murphy, Miley.