Steve Bruce hands teenager a chance at Newcastle United
Elias Sorensen will make his full Newcastle United debut in the Premier League Asia Trophy.
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.