Newcastle United take on York City on Wednesday so what kind of team can Magpies fans expect?
Newcastle United take on York City on Wednesday evening, in what will be the Magpies’ penultimate pre-season friendly of the summer.
That means manager Steve McClaren has just 180 minutes of football left to assess his side and decide who will start their opening Premier League game against Southampton on Sunday 9 August.
Newcastle’s summer signing Georginio Wijnaldum has impressed since arriving from PSV Eindhoven, the attacking midfielder scoring two goals to date including the opener against Sheffield United last time out.
Fellow summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic is yet to show what he can do in a Newcastle shirt but that could change on Wednesday, with the Serbian striker expected to start against York.
After that match Newcastle take on German side Borussia Monchengladbach at the weekend and by then they will be hoping to have defensive recruit Chancel Mbemba fully registered and able to play, following his work permit hearing which is set for this Thursday.
Below is the side we predict Newcastle will start with against York: