Photos: Olivier Kemen trains with Newcastle United first team

The 18-year-old midfielder trained with the senior side ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash with Southampton.

Things don't get any easier for Newcastle United at the minute.

Last week, the St James' Park outfit traveled to league-leaders Chelsea. Now, they host a Southampton side sitting third in the table - who only last weekend earned their first win at Manchester United for 27 years.

There are no two ways about it: Newcastle face a tough test during Saturday's late kick-off.

John Carver is still in caretaker charge of the Magpies - as they appear no closer to appointing a new manager on a full-time basis - and will be charged with trying to break Ronald Koeman's Southampton side down.

And, ahead of the Premier League clash, 18-year-old midfielder Olivier Kemen has been pictured in training with the Newcastle first team.

Jonas Gutierrez was also among the stars in practice, as a host of the regular faces also prepared for Southampton.

Newcastle will face the Saints at 5.30pm on Saturday evening and need to be at their best if they are to finally start winning again. Here are the best photos from training as the Magpies got themselves ready for another tough fixture:

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