Newcastle v Braga: Team News
Written by Newcastle Utd
Find out who's in the team as United conclude their pre-season preparations with a home friendly against Braga
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Alan Pardew has named a strong starting line-up as his Newcastle United side conclude their pre-season preparations with a home friendly against Braga on Saturday evening (6pm kick-off).
The Magpies have tasted defeat just once in six warm-up games to date and will be looking to continue that impressive form against their Portuguese opponents at St. James' Park.
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Hatem Ben Arfa, Cheick Tiote, Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez; Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse
Braga (4-4-2): Eduardo; Baiano, Paulo Vinicius, Aderlan Santos, Joaozinho; Alan (c), Luiz Carlos, Ruben Micael, Mauro; Edinho, Felipe Pardo
Substitutes: Cristiano, Nuno Andre Coelho, Joao Pedro, Pedro Santos, Helder Barbosa, Luis Silva, Rafa, Florent Hanin, Yazalde, Custodio, Salvador Agra
Referee: Lee Mason