Newcastle United

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter

 

Newcastle United are jetting out to Belgium ahead of Thursday night's Europa League Group D fixture against Club Brugge (6pm kick-off).

Manager Alan Pardew has named a 20-man party for the match at the Jan Breydel Stadium, which blends youth and experience.

Seasoned campaigners Shola Ameobi, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson are all on the plane. along with the likes of Yohan Cabaye and Tim Krul.

At the other end of the spectrum is 20-year-old Mehdi Abeid - who is yet to to make a first team appearance this season - Sammy Ameobi, 20, and James Tavernier, 21.

There is also a place for striker Xisco, fresh from netting a hat-trick for the Club's Under 21 side against Stoke last month. The Spaniard's previous first team appearance came in August 2010.

As always, nufc.co.uk is the only place to come for in-depth coverage of the United, be it at home or abroad.

Club Reporters Anthony Marshall and Dan King will bring fans previews, live text updates, reports and reaction from the fixture, with Club Photographer Ian Horrocks providing exclusive images all the way.

And Newcastle supporters should also stay tuned to nufcTV, as Video Reporter Rob Scanlon supplies the manager's pre-game press conference, post-match interviews and highlights exclusively for our subscribers.

 

Newcastle United squad in full

Mehdi Abeid, Romain Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Yohan Cabaye, Papiss Cisse, Fabricio Coloccini, Rob Elliot, Shane Ferguson, Tim Krul, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Davide Santon, James Tavernier, Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Mike Williamson, Xisco