Davide Santon and Tim Krul at Thomas Cook

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Magpies stars Tim Krul and Davide Santon met hundreds of fans at the Thomas Cook store in Northumberland Street, Newcastle, on Monday afternoon.

They signed autographs and posed for photos with supporters who queued to meet them at the event to celebrate the club's partnership with the travel agent's Official Holiday Club.

This week, the store is running a Happy Hour where fans can get a ten per cent discount on holidays simply by quoting 'NUFC fan' any day between 2pm and 3pm.

Store manager Sandra Foreman said: "It's great to work with the club and I think it was fantastic for local people to come in and be able to meet the players today.

"The event was about us supporting Newcastle with our Sports Club and equally for the fans to recognise Thomas Cook as one of the leading travel agents and come and book their holidays with us.

"We're running the Happy Hour this week from Monday to Friday where we're doubling the discount for fans from five per cent to ten per cent, so they will get the best prices from us.

"And we also run match breaks, so they can book all their favourite sporting events through us as well, plus city breaks and luxurious cruises. It's a massive range that we offer, so any holiday you're looking for we'll have a range to fit that."