Newcastle United Reserves will be in action tonight, when they take on Blackburn Rovers at Blackburn (kick-off 7pm).
Nile Ranger – likely to lead the line tonight
Richard Money’s young reserve side have climbed to fourth position in the league having taken nine points from the previous four games, and a win would see the lads go above 3rd placed Blackburn in the table.
Newcastle have 17 points from their 12 games with Blackburn just one point ahead.
Newcastle’s last game against Wigan saw us win easily by 5-0, with Xisco (2), Claudio Cacapa, Kazenga LuaLua and Nile Ranger on target. But of course Xisco has succumbed to a tor injury and will be out for another 3 weeks.
This season’s corresponding fixture with Blackburn at home finished with a victory for the lads with Nile Ranger and Mark Doninger scoring in the 2-1 win back in September.
Nile has 20 goals this season, and has been a star who has stirred the imagination of Newcastle fans, and this lad could be a winner in the future.
Nile has 6 goals for the Reserves and 14 for the U-18 side so far this season, and was signed from Southampton in the summer.
This will be a tough test for the youngsters, but a win will see them highly placed in 3rd position in the league, which is not bad for a team whose average age is rarely much more than 18.
We’ll bring you a report of the game.