Date: 18th August 2010 at 4:32pm
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The lads touched down in Vienna earlier this afternoon, and the squad is as follows…

Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Elliott Parish, Eric Lichaj, Stephen Warnock, Ciaran Clark, Curtis Davies, Nathan Baker, Isaiah Osbourne, Habib Beye, Nigel Reo-Coker, Barry Bannan, Stewart Downing, Marc Albrighton, James Collins Jnr, Nathan Delfouneso, Shane Lowry, Emile Heskey, Jonathan Hogg, Andreas Weimann

Reasonable mix of youth and experience, and there’s no doubt that Kevin MacDonald knows most of the names listed particularly well.

Richard Dunne misses out due to a suspension, and MacDonald has deliberated rested Petrov, Ash, Luke Young and John Carew so there are no complications for the Newcastle clash.

Likely squad from that would have to be:

Guzan, Beye, Davies, Clark, Warnock, Albrighton, Coker, Bannan, Downing, Heskey and Weimann

Based on Wet Spam and Big Mac’s subsequent comments.

Weakened yes, but weak no.

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