Newcastle United take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in China today.
Newcastle United starting line-up: Darlow; Sterry, Lascelles, Clark, Lazaar; Hayden, Shelvey, Colback; Murphy, Ritchie, Muto.
Newcastle United substitutes: Harker, Woodman, Dummett, Manquillo, Bailey, Fernández, Schär, Watts, Ki, M. Longstaff, S. Longstaff, Aarons, Allan, Sørensen.
Wolverhampton Wanderers starting line-up: Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Jonny, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Traore; Jota, Gibbs-White.
Wolverhampton Wanderers substitutes: Ruddy, Sanderson, Miranda, Perry, Vinagre, Norris, Cunde, Francis, Marques, Samuels, Taylor, Ennis, Kilman, Wan.
Newcastle United have today confirmed the appointment of Steve Bruce as their new manager, but it’s Ben Dawson and Neil Redfearn in charge of today’s pre-season friendly.
Karl Darlow starts in goal, with Jamie Sterry, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark and Achraf Lazaar given the nod as the back four, a move away from Rafael Benitez’s 3-4-2-1 setup from last season.
Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey and Jack Colback make up a midfield trio that few fans would have ever expected to see at the end of last season, whilst Matt Ritchie is pushed forward as a winger again.
Jacob Murphy starts on the opposite flank, with Yoshinori Muto starting up front, somewhat out of necessity given the exits of Salomon Rondon, Ayoze Perez and Joselu.
Fabian Schar, Paul Dummett, Javi Manquillo and Ki Sung-yueng are some of the main substitutes, alongside linked-away midfielder Sean Longstaff.
Meanwhile, Wolves have gone close to full strength, with Rui Patricio starting in goal behind Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady and Willy Boly, though Matt Doherty’s absence means Adama Traore seemingly starts at wing back.
Jonny will play on the left, with Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho in midfield, whilst Morgan Gibbs-White will seemingly support Diogo Jota in attack.
It’s a big bench for Wolves, full of young players such as unknown Nathaniel Shio Hong Wan, but there are spots for the likes of Roderick Miranda and Ruben Vinagre.