Steve Bruce hands teenager a chance at Newcastle United

Elias Sorensen will make his full Newcastle United debut in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

Steve Bruce and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in Shanghai.
Steve Bruce and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in Shanghai.

The 19-year-old striker will lead the line with Yoshinori Muto against West Ham United at the Hongkou Football Stadium in Shanghai, China.

Steve Bruce – who will not be in the dugout as he didn’t have enough time to get the appropriate visa following his appointment as head coach – has fielded Martin Dubravka in goal.

Newcastle, captained by Jamaal Lascelles, are expected to play in a 3-5-2 formation. Sean Longstaff, among the substitutes, is expected to make his first appearance of pre-season after recovering from the knee injury he suffered against West Ham at the London Stadium in March.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka; Schar, Lascelles, Clark; Sterry, Colback, Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie; Muto, Sorensen. Subs: Ki, Murphy, Aarons, Fernandez, Manquillo, Darlow, Woodman, Lazaar, S Longstaff, M Longstaff, Bailey, Watts, Allan.