Newcastleâ€™s new signing today, 18 year-old 6â€™0â€ striker Wesley Ngo Baheng, will be on display tonight for the Newcastle Reserves against Sunderland at Kingston Park, with a 7:00 pm kick off.
Wesley Baheng – training with new club Newcastle today
The 18-year-old signed for Newcastle this morning after signing a pre-contract agreement with the club last October. Newcastle have already agreed terms with Wesleyâ€™s club Le Havre, so thereâ€™ll be no haggling as there was between the clubs when we signed Charles Nâ€™Zogbia 3 years ago.
At that time Charles was also an up-and-coming 18 year-old, and Bobby Robson had no hesitation in putting him straight into the first team squad. Charles has since turned out be an excellent acquisition for the club, and is a regular first-teamer and a French Under-21 International.
Stephen Carr will also make an appearance tonight as he returns from another long term injury. Also in the starting eleven are Andy Carroll and Kazenga LuaLua – both of whom were substitutes in Sunday’s FA Cup draw at Stoke City.
Seems like it could be a good game to go to watch to see some of Newcastle young stars in action against arch-rivals Sunderland.
Also in the starting line-up are 19 year-old goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 17 year-old left-back Darren Lough, who played really well in pre-season against Juventus, and exciting local prospect 17 year old Mark Doninger, our England Under-17 international.
Newcastle United: Fraser Forster, Stephen Carr, Darren Lough, David Edgar, Callum Morris, Alex Francis, Wesley Ngo Baheng, Mark Doninger, Andy Carroll, Kazenga LuaLua, Jonny Godsmark.
Subs: Frank Wiafe Danquah, James Marwood, Alex Patterson, Patrick McLaughlin, Ryan Donaldson.
Sunderland: Trevor Carson, Robbie Weir, Ian Harte, Greg Halford, Russell Anderson, Peter Hartley, Jake Richardson, Liam Miller, Anthony Stokes, David Connolly, Ross Wallace
Subs: David Dowson, Gavin Donoghue, Jamie Chandler, Jordan Henderson