Lillestrom v Newcastle: Team News
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Newcastle United FC
Head coach Steve McClaren has named a strong starting line-up for Newcastle United's friendly against Lillestrom
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At the La Manga Club Football Centre
Head coach Steve McClaren has named a strong starting line-up for Newcastle United's friendly against Lillestrom on Saturday (2pm kick-off GMT).
The Magpies' side includes six senior internationals, as well as all four of their January signings - Henri Saivet, Andros Townsend, Seydou Doumbia and Jonjo Shelvey, the latter of who will wear the captain's armband.
Newcastle are expected to start in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Rob Elliot behind a back four of Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Jamaal Lascelles and teenage left-back Liam Gibson.
And they will be tasked with supplying the ammunition for Doumbia, who is on loan from AS Roma.
McClaren has nine substitutes to call on during the match - Emmanuel Riviere, Rolando Aarons, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Daniel Barlaser, Fabricio Coloccini, Callum Williams, Jamie Sterry and Freddie Woodman.
Lillestrom (4-2-3-1): Arnold Origi; Hakon Skogseid, Marius Amundsen, Frode Kippe, Simen Kind Mikalsen; Malaury Martin, Bonke Innocent; Bassel Jradi, Erling Knudtzon, Jorgen Kolstad; Fred Friday
Substitutes: Jacob Faye-Lund, Martin Falkeborn, Ole Martin Rindaroy, Erik Brenden, Petter Mathias Olsen, Sheriff Sinyan, Arni Vilhjalmsson
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Jamaal Lascelles, Liam Gibson; Henri Saivet, Jonjo Shelvey (c); Andros Townsend, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez; Seydou Doumbia
Referee: Dag Vidar Hafsas