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York City to face Newcastle United in friendly

York City's ground Bootham Crescent Credit: PA

York City face Premier League side Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly at Bootham Crescent tonight.

The Minstermen haven't won any of their opening five pre-season fixtures. While the Magpies have won just twice, a 1-0 win away to Gateshead and a 1-0 victory against Sacramento Republic on the club's tour of the USA.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough face Barnsley at Oakwell in a pre-season friendly this evening.

Both matches are scheduled for a 7:45pm kick-off.

Newcastle striker Armstrong makes Coventry loan switch

Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong has joined League One side Coventry City on loan Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong has joined League One side Coventry City on loan until the New Year.

The 18-year-old academy graduate will work under former Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray at the Ricoh Arena until 16th January 2016.

Armstrong joined the Magpies aged nine and progressed through the youth ranks before making his first-team debut against Fulham in March 2014, becoming the second youngest player to represent the club in the Premier League.

He is expected to make his Coventry debut in a pre-season friendly against Cambridge tonight.


Newcastle deal for Mbemba moving closer

Anderlecht's Chancel Mbemba Credit: VIRGINIE LEFOUR/Belga/Press Association Images

Newcastle United are closing in on a deal for Anderlecht's Chancel Mbemba.

The clubs have agreed a transfer for the fullback, and he has now agreed personal terms, and passed a medical in Newcastle.

The documents needed for Mbemba's visa have been submitted to the FA, but the governing body is unable to consider the club's application until Thursday 30 July.

Newcastle United says it'll update supporters as soon as it gets a decision from the FA.

Mitrovic 'very happy, proud and excited' to join NUFC

Newcastle United's newest signing, Aleksandar Mitrovic has said he is "very happy, proud and excited" to be joining the team.

Credit: NUFC

Speaking to nufcTV, Mitrovic said he grew up supporting the Magpies and loved pulling on the famous black and white striped shirt with his surname on the back.

I am also a fan of Newcastle, I follow Newcastle and I am very proud to be here.

For me, Newcastle is the best club to make progress, to play here with these amazing fans.

I have been to the stadium and it was amazing. The atmosphere looks amazing on the television and I cannot wait for my first game.

– Aleksandar Mitrovic speaking to nufcTV

Mitrovic is the fourth biggest transfer in the club's history after Michael Owen, Alan Shearer and fellow new joiner Georginio Wijnaldum from PSV Eindhoven.


Newcastle sign Serbian star Aleksandar Mitrovic

Newcastle have completed the signing of Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, subject to the player receiving a visa, the club have announced.

The 20-year-old is Steve McClaren's second summer signing. Credit: NUFC

Newcastle have reportedly paid £13 million for the 20-year-old Serbian international, who joins on a five-year deal.

The Magpies have said it is the fourth-biggest transfer in the club's history after Michael Owen, Alan Shearer and fellow new joiner Georginio Wijnaldum.

Newcastle United earn first tour win in Sacramento

Newcastle United players training whilst on pre-season tour in the USA Credit: Daniel Radcliffe

Newcastle United earned their first win of this summer's pre-season tour of the USA in Sacramento last night.

The Magpies won 1-0 against Sacramento Republic at Bonney Field after an own goal from James Kliffe. Massadio Haidara was also shown a straight red card in the second-half after a dangerous tackle.

Before the game, Newcastle held an open training session in front of fans.

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini signing autographs Credit: Daniel Radcliffe
Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren on the training ground Credit: Daniel Radcliffe

One supporter from the North East, who now lives near Sacramento, in California said:

Of all the places to come I didn't think they would end up out here.

– Daniel Radcliffe, Newcastle United supporter
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko with a fan from the North East Credit: Daniel Radcliffe

Magpies swoop for Serbia striker Mitrovic

Newcastle United are reportedly chasing Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic Credit: VIRGINIE LEFOUR/Belga/Press Association Images

Newcastle United are understood to be close to signing Anderlecht striker Alexsandar Mitrovic.

The Serbia international has reportedly said goodbye to his Anderlecht teammates and is on his way for a medical on Tyneside, ahead of an estimated £13 million deal.

The 20-year-old would become Steve McClaren's second summer signing after the Magpies clinched the transfer of Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum last weekend.

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