Southend v Newcastle LIVE: Follow all the action from Roots Hall

Phil Brown
Phil Brown

Newcastle United play their penultimate pre-season at Roots Hall tonight.

The club takes on Phil Brown's Southend United (7.45pm kick-off).

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez could hand new signing Grant Hanley his debut.

South Shields-born Brown has labelled the fixture as the "toughest" of his team's warm-up programme.

Follow our live NUFC blog here for news and updates throughout the afternoon.