Lubo Satka and Shane Ferguson handed Newcastle starts in Portland

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren has rung the changes to his Newcastle United starting XI for the club’s final USA friendly against Portland Timbers.

McClaren has handed starts to Gael Bigirimana, Shane Ferguson, Yoan Gouffran and Lubo Satka at Providence Park (3.30am kick-off BST).

Captain Fabricio Coloccini and defender Steven Taylor are not involved because of the artificial surface at the Major League Soccer club’s home.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow, Bigirimana, Satka, Ferguson, Aarons, Abeid, Wijnaldum, Gouffran, Sissoko, Perez, Cisse. Subs: Woodman, Janmaat, Obertan, de Jong, Armstrong, Anita.