First Team

Talk of the Toon

14th June 2017

Hearts to face Newcastle United at Tynecastle next month.

Hearts will welcome Newcastle United to Tynecastle for a glamour pre-season friendly next month.

The Jambos will take on the Magpies on Friday, 14th July with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Rafa Benitez’ men arrive in Gorgie having secured promotion back to the English Premiership last season whilst the Jambos will be making their final preparations for their first competitive BetFred Cup match the following week.

The game will also see Head Coach Ian Cathro and defender Aaron Hughes come up against their former club. Ian was part of Rafa Benitez' coaching staff prior to joining Hearts whilst Aaron played 248 competitive games in a black and white jersey from 1997 to 2005.

The fixture will be Hearts’ only pre-season friendly at Tynecastle and all proceeds will go directly to the Tynecastle Redevelopment Fund.

Due to the ongoing redevelopment work, only three stands will be in operation. Demand for tickets is expected to be high and season ticket holders will be given first option to purchase tickets. Full details will be announced in due course.