Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink watched on as his Burton Albion side lost on Friday night.
An early strike from Jacob Murphy and Joelinton’s header just after the break, giving Newcastle a comfortable 2-0 win.
Burton losing in their final friendly before kicking off away at Shrewsbury next Saturday (7 August) in their opening League One match.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was disappointed with the two goals conceded, saying the ball should have been cleared before the first goal was created, whilst the visitors getting the second goal from a corner was a disappointment to the Burton boss.
However, his overall message to the Burton players, was that they didn’t need to feel ’embarrassed’ about losing to Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink talking to the official club site:
“They [Newcastle United] are a very good team and gave us different problems to Leicester on Saturday.
“The first goal we conceded we need to clear the ball early on.
“The second goal was from a corner and was disappointing.
“Overall our structure was good and they do ask you questions but I think it was a good day for us and the fans.
“I don’t think we have to be embarrassed.
“I had a plan but we need to adjust [due to injuries].
“I always like players to fight for places so we will have a look this week where they are and we will prepare for the game [Shrewsbury on Saturday 7 August – Burton’s first League One game of the season] and decide who will play.”
Burton 0 Newcastle 2
Murphy 6, Joelinton 46
Woodman (Gillespie 46), Murphy (Allan 83), Schar (Lascelles 63), Fernandez (Watts 79), Krafth (Clark 63), Ritchie (Matty Longstaff 76), Hayden (Young 83), Sean Longstaff (Lewis 63), Hendrick, Joelinton (Gayle 55), Fraser (White 55)
3,598 (Incl 1,200 NUFC)
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Newcastle United pre-season friendlies:
Sunday 18 July – York City 1 Newcastle 0
Sunday 18 July Harrogate Town 2 Newcastle 1 (This was originally a first team fixture with some Under 23 added but it became solely a Under 23 NUFC players after Karl Darlow tested positive for Covid and first team and Under 23s had to be kept apart)
Friday 23 July – Doncaster 2 Newcastle 3
Tuesday 27 July – Rotherham 1 Newcastle 1
Friday 30 July – Burton 0 Newcastle 2
Saturday 7 August – Norwich home (2pm)