Newcastle slipped to a 2-1 defeat against York City.
Newcastle's preparations for the Premier League didn't go to plan on Wednesday night, as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat against York City.
The League Two outfit took a 2-0 lead before Ayoze Perez pulled a goal back for the Magpies, but it wasn't enough to trigger a fightback from Steve McClaren's men.
Of course, the priority at this stage is building up fitness ahead of the new season, and fans were given a first glimpse of new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The Serbian striker, 20, joined from Belgian side Anderlecht earlier this month, and is seen as a huge signing for the Magpies having been prolific with Anderlecht.
The huge forward made his debut at Bootham Cresecent, but couldn't find the back of the net before being substituted late into the game.
It's early days for Mitrovic, and whilst some fans were concerned with his failure to find the net, supporters on Twitter moved to ease those fears, suggesting that Mitrovic had a decent game against York, and will find the back of the net when he gains more fitness and plays alongside his new team mates more regularly.
Here are some of the reactions from Newcastle fans after Mitrovic made his debut against York City on Wednesday evening...
Rivière looked better in Germany last season than what Mitrovic did tonight. Hard to judge anything from pre season #nufc— Brett Wilkinson (@brett1892) July 29, 2015
Was at York and thought Mitrovic looked fine, but rusty but what do you expect from a guy who started training yesterday #nufc— TheTalkofTheToon (@TalkofTheToon1) July 29, 2015
Wouldnt worry about Mitrovic from tonight either, only had 1 training session with us. Behind on fitness. #NUFC— Rory Faulds (@rory0120) July 29, 2015
Mitrovic missing plenty of chances, he better not be another Riviere. #NUFC— DareToAyoze (@DareToAyoze) July 29, 2015
Seems like mitrovic is winning every cross in air that's what we needed a beast #nufc— Asa Bartlett (@asabart14) July 29, 2015
No goal for Mitrovic but he was definitely giving it a go, and in a proper first team he should be getting the service to knock a few in— LJ Taylor (@vanlj) July 29, 2015
"@JM9_NUFC: Mitrovic looked decent, made some very good runs. Lacking match fitness but there's goals in the bloke. 100%."— Yorkshire Sam. (@Yorkshire_Mag) July 29, 2015
Mitrovic will be a great signing for us so let's give the lad time to get up to speed. He'll thrive with a positive electric SJP atmosphere.— Toonfan (@a1897taylor) July 29, 2015