Every Newcastle United player ranked by minutes played in pre-season – Eddie Howe selection hint?

Newcastle United’s squad have been put through their paces so far this month.

As the side prepares to face Atalanta and Athletic Bilbao at St James’s Park this weekend, we look back at the pre-season friendlies against Gateshead, 1860 Munich, Mainz 05, Benfica and the practice match against Burnley to see which players Eddie Howe has been using the most.

Four senior players are still yet to get any minutes so far this pre-season while the majority of the squad have featured in all five matches so far.

Howe has also called upon several Under-21 players to help bolster squad numbers while out in Austria and Portugal this month.

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