NEW strike duo Ayoze Perez and Emmanuel Riviere spearhead Newcastle United’s attack for tonight’s pre-season friendly at Sheffield Wednesday.

Magpies boss Alan Pardew has named a youthful squad for tonight’s game with Lubomir Satka, Mehdi Abeid, Adam Armstrong and Perez all starting.

There is also a place in the line-up for Gabriel Obertan, whose future remains the subject of speculation after falling out of favour at St James’ Park last season.

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Cheik Tiote also plays in midfield with Gael Bigirimana and Vurnon Anita both on the bench.

Sheffield Wednesday: Kirkland; Palmer, Loovens, Kelhar, Mattock; Maguire, Hutchinson, Madine, Maghoma; Nuhiu, Coke.

Not used: Wildsmith, Antonio, Contout, Young, McCabe, Floro, Zayatte, Betra, Croasdale, Dawson.

Newcastle: Elliot; Satka, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett, Haidara; Tiote Abeid, Obertan, Armstrong, Perez, Riviere.

Not used: Alnwick, Streete, Bigirimana, Anita, Vuckic, Gilliead, Quinn, Campbell.