All Change Tomorrow Night As Hughton Bloods Youngsters

It will be all change tomorrow night, as Chris Hughton is ready to bring in the youngsters to play against Accrington Stanley,  tomorrow night in the Carling Cup.

Haris Vuckic – to start tomorrow night

The main goal for the Newcastle club this season is survival in the Premier League, but it would also be good to have a decent couple of cup runs – if at all possible.

Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I will make a lot of changes.” “It will be a young team that goes to Accrington, and it will be a nice opportunity for them.” “I’m talking about the likes of Haris Vuckic, Ryan Donaldson and Kazenga LuaLua.” “It will be a very changed team.”

And Tim Krul will start in goal for the Magpies in the televised Carling Cup tie, and Slovenian 17 year old Vuckic is also expected to start.  Ryan Donaldson and LuaLua could be sent out on loan this season,  but both will get their chance against Accrington.

Young promising defender James Tavernier, who has been a substitute in the first two games of the season, could also make a start.

Northern Ireland international winger Shane Ferguson and Hungarian defender Tamas Kadar, who may be able to play after just recovering from a groin injury, could also be involved in the game.

Knee injury victim Danny Guthrie will be facing a fight against time to be fit for the trip to Accrington, and if fit will travel and start tomorrow night.

24 year-old Spanish striker Xisco, who laid on Andy’s hat-trick goal at the end of Sunday’s game against Villa is also hoping to get a run-out in the game.

Hughton continued:

“Guthrie has been injured and is only a possibility.”  “As I say it will be a changed side and it’s quite important the fans know that.”“It’s a great opportunity for the young players here who we have high hopes for.” “It’s very much the development squad.” “But this is their chance and we’re looking forward it.”

Newcastle will take 1,500 fans to Lancashire against an Accrington side who are unbeaten in League Two this season, having drawn twice and won one game, and have still to conceded a league goal this season.

Newcastle fans will hope the outcome tomorrow night is different than against Peterborough United last season, when the lads went down 2-0, and had started six teenagers in that game.

Chris Hughton will have learned from that game last year, when he probably played a side too young without the necessary experience.  It’s good to give the fringe players a game of course, but we also need to get the win.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 24, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #1

    GREAT NEWS!!!!

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Aug 24, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #2

    i in love with CH…..

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully something like:

    *************** Krul

    Perch ***** Willo ** Tavernier ** Kadar

    Raylor ** Guthrie ** Vuckic ** McLoven

    ********** Ranger ** Xisco

    Harps, Sol, Jonas, Nolan, Carroll, LuaLua

  • Edd Case

    Aug 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Good, wise decision.

    Cant wait to see Haris and the others.

  • tiki_toon

    Aug 24, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #5

    I’d prefer CH to give all starts from the weekend the night off… I noticed even if we get a slight cup run on, we would have to play on a Wednesay before Smackems at home on the weekend. Obviously want to stay in the cup, but beating them is priority No1.

  • tiki_toon

    Aug 24, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #6


    Raylor ***** Campbell** Tavernier ** Kadar

    LuaLua** Guthrie ** Vuckic ** McLoven

    ********** Ranger/Ameobi ** Xisco

  • Mags

    Aug 24, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Looking forward to seeing some of our young guns close hand . Anyone else going?

    I just hope the weather is kind. :D:

  • Markiss17

    Aug 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #8

    i looking forward to watching the youngsters on wednesday

  • CorToon

    Aug 24, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #9

    anyone have any idea if its on the telly? I can see Sky commanding a small fortune for advertising for this game!


    Aug 24, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #10

    xisco needs to play; either for exposure to leave, or a run of games to score for us if he is staying. carroll and xisco looked really good together feeding off each other and if he gets on a few of carrolls flicks he’ll score


    Aug 24, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #11

    but i guess theres not too much exposure in a carling cup game

  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 24, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Perch Willo Tavernier Kadar
    Taylor Guthrie Lua Lua Lov

  • foxynufc

    Aug 24, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #13

    i think campbell should play give him a chance of getting match fitness any thoughts

  • tjshawsey

    Aug 24, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #14

    The game will be televised in sky

  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 24, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Agreed @TORONTOON, Xisco looked very uneasy sunday even though he had a hand in Andys goal.. he needs a good run out and maybe tomorrow could be it.

  • StuW

    Aug 24, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Quite rightly, finally will get to see the hype around Vuckic and co, which I am hoping is rightly justified.

  • baro

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #17

    I just can’t wait to see Haris Vuckic play. Finally he will give Nile Ranger a start, hasn’t played first team for a while. I would also like to see Samuel Adjei and Bradden Inman.


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