Posh to tackle Newcastle United, but no friendlies at the Weston Homes Stadium this summer

Peterborough United will play Premier League side Newcastle United in their first pre-season friendly of the summer.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 7:00 am
Posh played Newcastle United in a famous FA Cup tie in 2002. Newcastle won a thriller 4-2 at London Road.

The game will take place in Portugal as both clubs will be on a training camp in the region at the same time. Posh hope to arrange a second friendly while they are abroad.

Posh won’t play any friendlies at home as work on improving their playing surface is prioritised.

This disappoints Posh who fancied landing a big Premier League at home as their usual money-spinning summer tours are not expected to take place.

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