Elias Sorensen is poised to make the first senior start of his Newcastle United career against West Ham in the Premier League Asia Trophy.
The Danish striker had his debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers in midweek but Steve Bruce is keen to take a closer look.
And coupled with the fact Newcastle are - in Bruce’s own words - “light on strikers”, Sorensen finally gets the chance he was praying for last season.
Bruce said: “The young boy Jamie Sterry will play and the young centre forward, Sorensen, he’s going to start.”
But Bruce will watch on from the stands.
He said: “I am not on the touchline, I’ve got to observe from the stands because of the visa restrictions.”
Ben Dawson gets a second crack at life in the first team technical area after overseeing the 4-0 loss to Wolves.
Today's match gets under way at 10am at Shanghai's Hongkou Stadium.