Watch behind the scenes footage as Newcastle United prepare for first pre-season friendly

Rafa Benitez is readying his troops for their first pre-season friendly - and here's a glimpse into how Newcastle are preparing.

Our Newcastle United writer, Miles Starforth, is in Dublin with the team as they prepare to face St Patrick's Athletic this evening.

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It will be Benitez's first chance to assess his squad ahead of the new Premier League season and comes at the end of a short training camp in Ireland.

And the Gazette were given a glimpse into Newcastle's final training session before the friendly as the Tynesiders were put through their paces.

Watch the footage above to get a behind the scenes glimpse into Newcastle's pre-season preparations.

To keep up to date with the latest from the Newcastle camp in Dublin, make sure you follow Miles on Twitter - @milesstarforth

This video was originally posted on our Newcastle Untied Facebook page - like the page HERE for more glimpses behind the scenes.