Whitley Bay FC will play Newcastle United's future Europa League opponents in a friendly match this weekend.
Paul Robinson, captain of Whitley Bay FC, spoke about how it would be an experience for both teams.
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The scots can fire themselves into the World Cup quarter-finals if they beat Samoa in Newcastle later.
The 60-year-old takes charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect.
What has the weekend got in store for the Tyne Tees region?