Jack Colback comes in from the cold at Newcastle United

Jack Colback will start his first Newcastle United game in two years.
Jack Colback of Newcastle United.Jack Colback of Newcastle United.
Jack Colback of Newcastle United.

The midfielder, frozen out by former manager Rafa Benitez, has been named in the starting XI against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Nanjing, China (11am kick-off BST), where a crowd of 25,000 is expected.

There are also starts for Jonjo Shelvey, Yoshinori Muto and Achraf Lazaar in the Premier League Asia Trophy game, which follows the announcement of Steve Bruce as the club’s manager on a three-year contract.

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Academy coaches Ben Dawson and Neil Redfearn are in the dugout for the game. Bruce – who has left his post at Sheffield Wednesday – will travel to China to take charge of Saturdays game against either Manchester City or West Ham United in Shanghai.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow; Lazaar, Clark, Lascelles, Sterry; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Colback, Murphy; Muto. Subs: Dummett, Ki, Schar, Aarons, Fernandez, Manquillo, Woodman, Harker, Longstaff, Bailey, Watts, Sorensen, Allan.