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How you can follow Newcastle United’s friendly against Rayo Vallecano.

Newcastle United host La Liga side Rayo Vallecano at St James’ Park in their final warm-up match before the 2021-22 campaign resumes.

Eddie Howe’s side enjoyed a week-long training camp in Saudi Arabia last week, which they capped off with a 5-0 victory over Saudi Pro League champions Al-Hilal.

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Vallecano, who have former United defender Florian Lejeune in their ranks, provides a different test ahead of the Magpies’ Carabao Cup last 16 tie against Bournemouth on Tuesday night.

Newcastle United welcome La Liga side Rayo Vallecano to St James’ Park.  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Newcastle United welcome La Liga side Rayo Vallecano to St James’ Park.  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Newcastle United welcome La Liga side Rayo Vallecano to St James’ Park. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

What time does Newcastle United v Rayo Vallecano kick-off?

Newcastle United v Rayo Vallecano gets underway at 12:30pm GMT on Saturday, December 16 at St James’ Park.

Can I watch Newcastle United v Rayo Vallecano?

Newcastle United have announced the friendly against Rayo Vallecano will be streamed free of charge on NUFC TV. All you have to do is log in, or create an account, if you haven’t already done so.

NUFC TV is compatible with Chromecast, meaning you can stream the game via your television. Commentary comes courtesy of BBC Newcastle’s Matthew Raisbeck and John Anderson.

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Supportwers are strongly advised to log in as early as possible to avoid congestion.

How can I keep up-to-date with Newcastle United v Rayo Vallecano?

Our NewcastleWorld Jordan Cronin is back from Saudi Arabia and will be watching Newcastle United v Rayo Vallecano from the St James’ Park press box.

You can keep up-to-date with the news ahead of the game, match updates and reaction by following him and NewcastleWorld on Twitter.

What’s the latest Newcastle United team news?

Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton.  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton.  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Chris Wood and Joelinton are in contention to play after their injury scares during the win over Al-Hilal. Matt Ritchie has trained this week after recovering from a calf injury, while Matt Targett and Karl Darlow are back from illness.

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Alexander Isak, Emil Krafth and Paul Dummett have been ruled out. Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson and Bruno Guimaraes have reported back to training after the World Cup this week but the feeling is they are unlikely to feature.

Eddie Howe will select his starting XI with Tuesday’s Carabao Cup last 16 tie against Bournemouth in mind.

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