Confirmed: Newcastle United line-up v Club Atlas

Steve McClaren

Here is how Newcastle United line up for their pre-season friendly against the Liga MX outfit.

Newcastle United starting XI: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Lascelles, Haidara, Anita, Colback (c), Sissoko, Gouffran, de Jong, Cisse.

Subs: Darlow, Woodman, Ferguson, Bigirimana, Obertan, Aarons, Armstrong, Perez.

Newcastle United take their pre-season to the United States when they face Mexican side Club Atlas in Milwaukee's Miller Park, in a match scheduled for a 2:00am BST kickoff.

Steve McClaren has a couple of absentees from his group including that of midfielder Cheick Tiote, who could not gain the necessary visa to make the trip across the pond, and defender Fabricio Coloccini.

It is unknown whether Magpies signing Georginio Wijnaldum is with the squad in the US, but he only completed his transfer in the last few days, so is more likely to make his debut against Sacramento Republic later in the week.

Local boy Jack Colback will captain the club against a side that are one of the stronger outfits in Central America, and who boast several international players in their squad list.

The Magpies defeated Gateshead 1-0 in the club's opening pre-season friendly on Friday, with Papiss Cisse converting a penalty for the game's only goal.

McClaren will likely want to see a little more from his players in the match with Atlas at Miller Park, the home of baseball team Milwaukee Brewers.

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