Newcastle United news: Pre-season camp 'revealed' as Steve Bruce receives recognition from Sir Alex Ferguson
Newcastle United will travel to Queen Ethelburga's College in North Yorkshire for a pre-season camp.
That’s according to Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver after it was confirmed Steve Bruce’s side will split into two and face the League Two outfit and York City on Sunday, July 18.
"I received an email from Newcastle explaining that they are holding a training camp this summer just up the road at Queen Ethelburga's College," Weaver told the Harrogate Advertiser.
"They said they were interested in coming to play against us in a friendly due to our close proximity and we were delighted to be able to arrange something.
“It's amazing news. We've not been able to attract the bigger clubs here in the past because of the 3G pitch that we had.
"Assuming that supporters are allowed inside the stadium by that point, it will be fantastic to see the Geordies turning up at Wetherby Road in their droves.”
Manchester City chase away record
Manchester City will create Premier League history should they see off the challenge of Newcastle.
Fresh from their title celebrations, Pep Guardiola’s have an added incentive tonight.
If the visitors claim all three points at St James’s Park, it would be their 12th consecutive league away win, which would be an all-time record across the top four tiers of English football.
Steve Bruce picks up second award of the day
As well as claiming the Premier League manager of the month award for April, Bruce has also won LMA Performance of the Week after the 4-2 win at Leicester City.
Goals from Joe Willock, Paul Dummet and a Callum Wilson brace seen the Magpies race into a 4-0 lead before the Foxes threatened a comeback inside the final 15 minutes.
The recipient of the award is decided by the League Managers Association's panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett, Barry Fry, Paul Ince and Rachel Yankey.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,500 competitive matches in professional football.
Bruce will receive a bottle of champagne and an LMA Performance of the Week trophy.