We compile the best photos from Newcastle United's training session today before their trip to Southampton.
Newcastle United looked in good spirits today as they trained ahead of their game against Southampton at the weekend.
So far this season Alan Pardew's men have lost to Manchester City and picked up draws against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, in a start that has increased pressure on the side.
The Tyneside outfit were particularly busy over the summer, bringing in a host of new players, but, as yet, they have not had the desired impact.
Newcastle, therefore, begin the long trip down south knowing that they need to get their season up-and-running sooner rather than later.
Pardew's men were dealt a boost by the news that Jack Colback and Cheick Tiote are available for the encounter, but Rolando Aaron's injury was a blow.
The 18-year-old has been one of the stars of Newcastle's early season, despite their disappointing form, and his absence means that others will have to step up.
The squad seemed determined to do that today, as they had training session which looked as if it was particularly enjoyable.