Newcastle United Reserves will be back in action on Tuesday night, when they travel to Widnes to face Everton Reserves at the Halton Stadium.
Kazenga LuaLua – back at last from ankle injury
And the young Reserves side have almost as good a record as our Under-18 side with 4 games unbeaten, whereas our youngsters have 6 wins on the trot. They are both being run by Richard Money, who seems to be doing a stellar job with our youngsters, and both teams are full of some of our star teenagers.
Richard Money is our Academy Director, but is also now managing our young Reserves side, since the departure of Adam Sadler in early September, and he will again name a young squad which includes fit-again midfielder Kazenga LuaLua.
17 year-old LuaLua has had his longest time out with injury, since he sustained an ankle injury during that rain-soaked friendly at Newcastle Blue Star, in late August.
Fraser Forster, fresh from his extremely successful loan spell at Stockport County is in the squad, and will start in goal. Star 17 year-old striker Nile ranger is also included in the squad.
Newcastle will travel with the following squad for the 7pm kick-off, and we hope Joe Kinnear can also make the game;
Andy Carroll, Mark Doninger, Fraser Forster, Jonny Godsmark, Tamas Kadar, Darren Lough, Kazenga LuaLua, James Marwood, Ole Soderberg, Fabio Zamblera, Phil Airey, James Tavernier, Bradden Inman, Nile Ranger, Conor Newton, Sammy Ameobi
We’ll have a report of the game tomorrow.