Newcastle make pre-season plans

Newcastle will travel to Scotland and Portugal as they prepare for the new Barclays Premier League season.

Alan Pardew's men will head for Motherwell on Tuesday, July 16 before jetting off to Portugal for a training camp which will include fixtures against Premeira Liga duo Rio Ave and Pacos de Ferreira on July 20 and 23 respectively.

Blackpool will host the Magpies at Bloomfield Road on Sunday, July 28, and a Newcastle XI will play at St Mirren two days later.

In their only home fixture of the pre-season campaign, they will welcome Braga to St James' Park on Saturday, August 10.

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