Confirmed: Newcastle United line-up v Portland Timbers

Steve McClaren

Here is how Newcastle will line up in the final pre-season friendly of their US tour in Portland.

Newcastle United starting XI vs Portland Timbers: Darlow, Bigirimana, Satka, Ferguson, Aarons, Abeid, Wijnaldum, Sissoko (c), Perez, Gouffran, Cisse

Substitutes: Woodman, Janmaat, Anita, Obertan, de Jong, Armstrong

Newcastle United complete their tour of the US with a match against MLS side Portland Timbers, set to kick off at 3:30am BST. 

Having lost the first game of the tour against Club Atlas, manager Steve McClaren will be eager to put together their best performance yet against a side who are in sixth place out of ten teams in the Western Conference of the MLS.

Steven Taylor could be set for another appearance after he was given minutes in the club's last match against Sacramento Republic, a 1-0 win that only came about courtesy of an own goal from home player James Kiffe.

Dutch international Georginio Wijnaldum may also be given a greater role in the match against the Timbers, having only featured for 20 minutes in California. Defender Massimo Haidara will not feature though after his red card in the match.

New signing Aleksandar Mitrovic will not be involved either, with the Magpies only confirming a deal with Anderlecht for the striker earlier on Tuesday. The Serbian has been allowed to head home to organise things before joining up with his new teammates when they return to Newcastle later this week.

One of Portland's designated players is former Aston Villa and West Brom defender Liam Bridgewell, but the Timbers lack the glamour players of some of the other sides in the United States, despite the prominence of Argentinian players in their squad. 

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