Newcastle United Under-18s head into Tuesday’s FA Youth Cup Third Round tie against Oldham Athletic tonight, at St. James’ Park with a full-strength squad.
Kazenga LuaLua – in the squad for Oldham game tonight
Kazenga LuaLua and Ryan Donaldson, both of whom are now part of the Newcastle first team squad, return after injuries, and of course in-form goalscorer 17 year-old Nile Ranger is likely to lead the line for the home team.
Kenny Wharton will choose from the following squad for tonight’s game;
Max Johnson, Jak Alnwick, Greg McDermott, Conor Newton, Phil Airey, Jeff Henderson, James Tavernier, James Taylor, Shane Ferguson, Kazenga LuaLua, Dan Williams, Ryan Donaldson, Brad Inman, Aaron Spear, Michael McCrudden, Patrick McLaughlin, Nile Ranger, Sam Ameobi
Note that 15 year-old Aaron Spear is in the squad, and as you can see he did join us in late August.
Newcastle will remember last year going out at their first hurdle, in the 3rd round at St. James’ Park in December at the hands of Shrewsbury Town.
That’s when the visitors scored in the very last minute to surprisingly eliminate the team that had previously reached the semi-finals in the previous two seasons.
Nile Ranger – very promising young striker will lead the line tonight
So the lads need to be on their mettle, and hopefully will be able to extend their winning run to 9 games.
The game kicks off at 7:00 pm, so it would be great if you are able to get along to support the lads, and we also expect Joe and the senior coaching staff to be there to see the youngsters in action.
We’ll have a report on the game.
The East Stand will be open for supporters and admission prices are £3 (adults) and £1.50 (concessions) – and the club points out that note that due to competition rules, season ticket holders DO NOT gain free entry to Youth Cup matches.
Howay The Lads!!