NEW signing Facundo Ferreyra is set to make his Newcastle United debut against Schalke 04 at the Veltins Arena.
The striker, signed on a season-loan loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, is on the bench for this afternoon’s game in Gelsenkirchen.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has made a number of changes for the Schalke 04 Cup fixture.
Goalkeeper Tim Krul, given an extended break after his involvement with Holland at the World Cup, will make his first appearance of pre-season.
However, midfielder Cheik Tiote has a knock and won’t be involved.
Meanwhile, the Schalke 04 Cup was won by Malaga, who beat West Ham United 2-0 this afternoon to make it two wins out of two after yesterday’s 3-1 success over Newcastle.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Anita, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Dummett; Obertan, Sissoko, Colback, Aarons; Riviere, Gouffran. Subs: Elliot, Alnwick, Satka, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, S Taylor, Streete, Abeid, Vuckic, Cabella, Armstrong, Campbell, Perez, Ferreyra.