By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Newcastle United are jetting out to Portugal for a week of pre-season training and two friendly fixtures.
Manager Alan Pardew has named a 23-man party for the tour, where the squad will be based in Braga in the North-West of the country.
The Magpies will face Rio Ave on Saturday evening (6pm kick-off local time) at the Estadio Do Rio Ave, before taking on Pacos de Ferreira on Tuesday (kick-off TBC) at the Estadio Da Mata Real.
There are places for the likes of club captain Fabricio Coloccini, midfielder Yohan Cabaye and forward Hatem Ben Arfa, while youngsters Adam Campbell, Paul Dummett and Haris Vuckic are also on the plane.
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Newcastle United squad in full
Jak Alnwick, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi, Vurnon Anita, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Adam Campbell, Fabricio Coloccini, Mathieu Debuchy, Paul Dummett, Rob Elliot, Yoan Gouffran, Jonas Gutierrez, Tim Krul, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Davide Santon, Moussa Sissoko, Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Haris Vuckic, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa