Trial by TV for Newcastle under new head coach Steve McClaren

St James's Park
St James's Park

Four of Steve McClaren’s first seven games in charge of Newcastle United will be broadcast live on TV.

And the club’s season-opener against Southampton has also been moved because of the club’s invovlement with the Europa League.

The fixture will be played on Sunday, August 9 (1.30pm kick-off).

Newcastle’s game against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 22 will be screened by BT Sport with an earlier kick-off of 12.45pm.

And the club’s home game against Arsenal on Saturday, August 29 will be shown by the same broadcaster (12.45pm kick-off).

Sky Sports will screen Newcastle’s final visit to Upton Park.

The club’s game against West Ham United has been put back to Monday, September 14 (8pm kick-off).

United’s home game against Chelsea on Saturday, September 26 will also be broadcast by Sky (5.30pm kick-off).