Newcastle got the job done last night at Accrington Stanley as the Newcastle young guns got a good 3-2 win to advance to the 3rd round of the Carling Cup.
Kazenga LuaLua – had a good game on left wing last night
After the game Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said:
“It was a tough test,” “With the ground and the atmosphere that they have here, all the players know they have been in a game.”
“We knew there was an element of risk with the team we picked, there always is when you put such a young side out, but I thought the result and the performance justified the decision.”
“I think it shows there has been progress with the young players. Will I do the same in the next round? It depends who we get.”
Newcastle will be in the hat for the 3rd round draw on Saturday, and we’ll look forward to see who we get in the next round.
In our Man of the Match vote on the home page, LuaLua is leading with 45% of the vote followed by Nile Ranger on 13% and Ryan Taylor on 12%.
And Hughton may not play his youngsters in that next game, but it very much depends on who Newcastle get, with the 7 top sides from last year now included in the draw.
Hughton is hoping Cheick Tiote will have been confirmed as a Newcastle player soon, and a Newcastle delegation attended a work permit hearing in London yesterday for the player.
Chris said last night:
“We’re hoping that will be resolved in the next couple of days,”
But Tiote is not expected to be in the squad for the important Wolves Premier League game on Saturday afternoon.