By Alex Taylor
Newcastle United are among a host of Premier League clubs to send scouts to attend Austria v Wales on Thursday evening.
The Magpies will send representatives to the match alongside Sunderland, Everton, Manchester United and Watford.
An array of top players are expected be on show in the fixture including Marko Arnautović, Gareth Bale and Joe Allen.
Reliable Daily Mirror journalist James Nursey shared the news via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.
— James Nursey (@JamesNursey) October 5, 2016
Toon scouts will be on the hunt for fresh talent in the fixture as Rafa Bentiez looks to continue his revolution on Tyneside.
Benitez is no stranger to securing new signings after bringing in 11 new players to St James’ Park this summer.
The former Real Madrid managers transfer policy has worked wonders as his side have picked up 22 points from their opening 11 games this term.
A win over 7th placed Brentford after the international break could see Newcaslte go top of the table as they seek an immediate return to the Premier League this season.
The Spanish manager has doubled his sides training efforts in the build up to the game as he seeks to stretch Newcastle’s unbeaten run to five games.
In other Newcastle news, Grant Hanley has revealed what extra dimension Rafa Benitez brings to the Magpies’ squad.