The Newcastle United side that could face 1860 Munich this afternoon – two debuts
Newcastle United are set to face 1860 Munich in their second pre-season friendly on Friday afternoon (1:30pm kick-off) - but how will they line-up?
After beating Gateshead 5-1 in a behind closed doors match at the training ground last weekend, Newcastle are preparing for their first pre-season match in front of fans as they take on the German third-tier outfit at the 1,500 capacity Saalfelden Arena in Austria.
The match is set to be the first time summer signings Nick Pope and Sven Botman will be in action as Newcastle players as Eddie Howe ponders his team selection.
Pre-season gives managers the chance to experiment and rotate their squad. And with Newcastle having a squad of 29 players out in Austria, Howe isn’t short of options.
So will Howe decide to name a strong team or will fitness and rotation be the order of the day?