'It's been very worthwhile, and very important to come away,' he said. 'We got away and got into a different environment. '
The former Middlesbrough and England boss added: 'This was a decent work out in difficult conditions but good to see the likes of (academy players) Jamie Sterry and Liam Gibson doing well.'
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow (Woodman 46); Janmaat (Sterry 66),Taylor, Lascelles, Gibson (Barlaser 82); Saivet, Shelvey (Gouffran 66), Townsend (Aarons 66), Wijnaldum (Riviere 66), Perez; Doumbia
Subs not used: Williams, Coloccini, Moussa Sissoko
Scorers: Wijnaldum 3, Aarons 75