Newcastle United get their season underway today, with West Ham United the opponents at St. James’ Park.

The Magpies ran out 2-0 winners against the Hammers on the opening day last season, and will hope for a similar result today.

Newcastle United Pre-Season Training Session
Steve Bruce (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

The signing of Joe Willock has provided a boost for supporters heading into the game.

But a lot of fans are still worried about the lack of activity so far this summer.

Potentially today’s game will be tricky.

But Callum Wilson is fit to play, and he is well known for having a great record against West Ham.

He’s bagged eight goals against them so far in his career, and he’ll be looking to add to that brilliant tally today.


Toon legend Alan Shearer has sent a message to Wilson ahead of today’s game, writing on Twitter: Good luck today and for the season. Back of the net please!!!!”

Wilson will be raring to go

Wilson will be absolutely buzzing for today’s game against his favourite opponents.

The star has spoken about building on his 12-goal haul of last season.

Newcastle United v Norwich City: Pre-Season Friendly
Callum Wilson (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

He won’t have the support of Willock today as the club didn’t register him in time, but Allan Saint-Maximin can certainly link up well with the English striker.

With the words of Shearer planted in the back of his mind, hopefully he goes forth and does what he does best.

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