Newcastle United announce home friendly with Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

Newcastle United have confirmed details of their third pre-season friendly, with Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem heading to Tyneside at the end of July.

Newcastle host the Eredivisie outfit on Saturday, 30th July, (3pm kick-off) and club officials have confirmed it will be the Magpies' only home fixture of their warm-up period for the 2016-17 campaign.

The game at St James's Park will be the final pre-season friendly of the summer before the new Championship season gets underway.

Already confirmed for Rafa Benitez's first team are friendlies at Bohemian, on Saturday, 16th July (2pm kick-off), and at Doncaster Rovers, on Wednesday, 20th July (7.45pm kick-off).

A club statement read: "While further fixtures are still to be announced, United's preparations for their Sky Bet Championship opener at Fulham on Friday, 5th August will be completed with the visit of Vitesse, who finished ninth in the Dutch top flight last term."

Vitesse are managed by Henk Fraser, who was appointed earlier in June following three years at ADO Den Haag.