By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Newcastle United are en route to New Zealand to take part in the Football United Tour.
Manager Alan Pardew has named a 24-man party for the tour, where the squad will be based in Dunedin and Wellington over the course of ten days.
The Magpies will face Sydney FC on Tuesday, 22nd July (7.30pm kick-off local time) at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, in Dunedin, before taking on Wellington Phoenix at the Westpac Stadium, in Wellington, on Saturday 26th July (4.30pm kick-off local time).
There are places for four of United's summer signings - Emmanue Riviere, Siem de Jong, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez, while youngsters Adam Armstrong, Rolando Aarons, Freddie Woodman and Lubo Satka have also been included.
Cheick Tiote, who has been on an extended summer break after representing Ivory Coast at the World Cup, will join up with the squad later in the week.
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Newcastle United squad in full
Rolando Aarons, Mehdi Abeid, Jak Alnwick, Sammy Ameobi, Vurnon Anita, Adam Armstrong, Adam Campbell, Jack Colback, Fabricio Coloccini, Siem de Jong, Paul Dummett, Rob Elliot, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere, Lubo Satka, Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote (travelling later), Haris Vuckic, Mike Williamson, Freddie Woodman, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa