SLIDESHOW: Steve McClaren prepares his Newcastle players – and tackles the media

Steve McClaren opened the doors of Newcastle United’s training ground to the media today.

New head coach McClaren allowed journalists to watch his players train ahead of tomorrow night’s friendly against Gateshead at the International Stadium.

Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren

McClaren’s players warmed up before taking part in a series of practice matches at the club’s Benton training ground.

The only player who didn’t take part in full training was defender Paul Dummett, who is recovering from a hamstring problem.