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Newcastle to play Lillestrøm friendly

Newcastle United will face Norwegian side Lillestrøm SK in a friendly later this month.

The Magpies have an 18-day break due to their elimination from this season's FA Cup and are flying out to Spain for warm weather training.

Lillestrøm have confirmed that a friendly match has been arranged against Newcastle on Febuary 20 in La Manga.

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Townsend to make Newcastle debut

Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend will make his first appearance for the club tonight in the Premier League against Everton.

The England international has been named in Newcastle's starting XI.

Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia, who joined the Magpies on loan from Roma on deadline day, has been named among the substitutes.

Doumbia available for Newcastle after receiving visa

Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia in action for CSKA Moscow Credit: Jeroen Putmans/VI Images/PA Images

Newcastle United striker Seydou Doumbia is available to play for the club after being granted a visa.

The Ivorian joined the Magpies on loan from Italian side Roma on deadline day. But the club's Head Coach, Steve McClaren, said yesterday that the 28-year-old was still waiting to receive his visa.

However, Doumbia has now received the appropriate paperwork and could feature in tonight's Premier League clash with Everton.

Doumbia debut could be delayed by 'visa issues'

Newcastle United striker Seydou Doumbia in action for CSKA Moscow Credit: PA

Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren has revealed that striker Seydou Doumbia may not be available for his side's Premier League clash with Everton.

The 28-year-old completed his loan move from Italian side Roma on deadline day. But the Ivorian is still waiting to be granted a visa before he can make his debut for the Magpies.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday night's trip to Goodison Park, McClaren said:

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