Matt Ritchie's Newcastle United tour absence explained

Eddie Howe has left two Newcastle United players out against 1860 Munich this afternoon.

Matt Ritchie and Jamal Lewis are not involved at the 1,500 Saalfelden Arena, Austria.

Ritchie has been left out after reporting “tightness” after a training session, while Lewis it not involved because of a calf knock.

The club describe the omissions for the first of two games in Austria as “precautionary”.

Newcastle have added 18-year-old Jay Turner-Cooke – who had been with the club’s Under-21 squad – to the tour squad.

Newcastle United's Matt Ritchie.