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Newcastle fullback Tavernier hopes to see Leeds action today

Newcastle United fullback James Tavernier hopes to see friendly action against Leeds United.

Tavernier has proved he is more than an able deputy during pre-season so far with a string of top-notch performances - not least in his last run- out at Columbus Crew when he was a man-of-the- match contender.

The teenage defender told the Evening Chronicle: "I want to prove to the gaffer he can trust me, and hopefully I am building that trust now."

Leeds fan Tavernier added: "I will be wearing a black-and-white top, I will do my best for the club.

"I will be proud to be playing for Newcastle, but I still love Leeds!"

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