Newcastle United in Austria: Liam Kennedy offers behind-the-scenes training ground insight from Saalfelden

Liam Kennedy is in Austria to cover Newcastle United’s pre-season - and in this edition of his diary, he’s been watching Eddie Howe’s Magpies in training.

It’s day five of eight for me in Austria and I thought I’d make diary entry three a little different for you guys.

This morning, myself and nine other journalists were invited to take in a Newcastle United training session at the club’s Saalfelden base - and it was certainly an elightening, positive experience.

Instead of my usual written musings, I’ve done a video, on location, to share my thoughts. I’ve even had Jordan Cronin make it all fancy for your enjoyment.

One last diary entry to go after this one - and it’s from Kulfstein on the German border tomorrow, as the Magpies round off their summer camp against Bundesliga Mainz 05.