Newcastle United Juniors start this seasonâ€™s FA Youth Cup campaign against Shrewsbury Town tonight at St.James’ Park, with a KO time of 7pm.
Joe Joyce – Academy Manager needs support tonight for our youngsters
As we know the youngsters have done tremendously well over the last two seasons, having reached the semi-finals of the tournament both times. We were eliminated by Manchester City in 2006 and last year’s eventual winners Liverpool. If we can get through his round we will face Chelsea away after the Blues beat Stevenage in their Third Round fixture.
The KO time for tonight’s game is 7pm and admission is via the turnstiles at the East Stand with ticket prices Â£3 (adults) and Â£1.50 concessions. Season tickets are not valid for this competition. Academy manager Joe Joyce has rightly called on the Newcastle fans to support the youngsters tonight, and in the future. After all, this is the future of our club, and itâ€™s always good to see the youngsters before they become stars at the club.
Joe talked today to our official Newcastle United web site www.nufc.co.uk
“We played at St.James’ Park in the Youth Cup last season and the support was fantastic,” “It really makes a difference to the lads and it’s a great opportunity for them to play at such a magnificent stadium.â€
“We’ve done extremely well in the competition in the past couple of seasons and we’re hoping to go on a similar run this time around.â€ “First though we have to get past Shrewsbury and I’m sure that the support of the home fans will help the lads to get the right result.”
Newcastle will choose from the following squad:
Dan Mullen, Alex Patterson, Darren Lough, Alex Francis, Callum Morris, Matthew Grieve, Jonny Godsmark, James Marwood, Ryan Donaldson, Mark Doninger, Kazenga LuaLua, Mark Bertram, Frank Wiafe Danquah, Patrick McLaughlin, James Taylor, Shane Ferguson, Stephen Mundy
There are some good players in that group, several of whom turned out for the senior team in our pre-season friendlies.
We really hope our fans will support the youngsters tonight.