Newcastle United 2-1 Rayo Vallecano highlights and reaction as Magpies secure comfortable win Live build-up and match action as Newcastle United return after the winter break as they welcome Spanish

Newcastle United are finally back in action on home soil as the Magpies welcome Rayo Vallecano to St James' Park on Saturday afternoon. Eddie Howe's men recorded a 5-0 victory

over Al-Hilal during their warm-weather trip to Saudi Arabia and will want to keep the ball rolling ahead of competitive football returning next week.

Newcastle are likely to be without key men as Howe eases his World Cup players back into club football after their return from Qatar. A number of youngsters trained

with the first-team this week and could be used during the friendly clash. Howe will have one eye on Tuesday's clash with Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup

but is hoping for a bumper crowd to be in attendance for today's clash with the La Liga opposition. You can follow all the action from St James' Park right here throughout the afternoon.