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.
“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.