GEORDIE favourite Sam Fender got stuck into celebrations of the Newcastle United takeover on Thursday. 

The singer-songwriter, whose second album Seventeen Going Under was released on Friday, joined thousands of fans outside St James' Park before sinking pints in the famous Strawberry Pub opposite the Gallowgate End. 

The 27-year-old was filming for Jools Holland in the afternoon before making his way up to the stadium in the evening. 

He was joined by saxophonist Johnny 'Bluehat' Davis who was clad in a black and white blazer and wearing a vintage Newcastle Brown Ale home shirt. 

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Fender joked his album launch party was taking place outside the ground and was greeted by cheering fans on his arrival. 

Taking to instagram, the North Shields lad said: "Best day of our lives. Me an Johnnu went up to St James' the night, pure magic.

"This is history - up the mags. This is magic man.

"Love our home, love our people, love our club." 

He then made his way to Manchester for an appearance on BBC Breakfast, where he admitted " 

"My saxopohone player Johnny got on the statue and started playing Local Hero to 5,000 geordies. I did about a thousand selfies, got proper mobbed, but everyone was proper class. 

"They gave us a lot of cans and I'm really hungover. I'm really, really hungover."

The Northern Echo: Sam Fender's saxophonist 'Blue Hat' outside St James Park' and inside The Strawberry pubSam Fender's saxophonist 'Blue Hat' outside St James Park' and inside The Strawberry pub

Wearing an old Newcastle United training jacket he said the takeover would be a huge boost for the area. 

"It's a contentious situation, but I'm really happy for the fans and the city and what might come of it," he said. 

Yet he admitted the Saudi takeover, due to their human rights record, made it bittersweet. "We're chuffed but there's a lot of stuff in question that we probably need some transparency on."