Team News: Oldham v Newcastle
Written by Newcastle Utd
Siem de Jong and Jack Colback have been handed starting spots in United's first pre-season friendly, away at Oldham
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Summer signings Siem de Jong and Jack Colback have been handed starting spots in Newcastle United's first pre-season friendly, away at Oldham Athletic (7.30pm kick-off).
The pair arrived on Tyneside from Ajax and Sunderland respectively and go straight into the Magpies' line-up at the Sportsdirect.com Park - the home of the Latics.
United's side is a mix of youth and experience and they are expected to start in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
And they will be hoping to supply the ammunition for teenage front man Adam Armstrong, who leads the line.
On the substitutes' bench, there is a place for another new recruit - former Tenerife striker Ayoze Perez, and he is joined by goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, defenders Massadio HaÃ¯dara, Remie Streete and Lubo Satka, and midfielders Gael Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic.