Two of Newcastle’s top young guns, Davide Santon and Haris Vuckic, were in action last week at the U21 level for their countries and will be in action again on Tuesday night.
Haris Vuckic – in action for Sloevnia U21s
20 year-old Davide Santon again captained the Italy Under 21 side in their 7-2 mauling of Liechtenstein away on Thursday evening.
Italy have now won both games in Group 7 of their Euro 2013 qualifiers, and are currently in second place behind Turkey, who have maximum points from their four games.
The next game is on Tuesday night when Italy entertain Turkey, so that promises to be a competitive game.
The £5.3M full-back played the first 74 minutes on Thursday, and looked good in the game, and that will be good news for Alan Pardew.
It’s likely that Davide will again be ion the bench next Sunday when Newcastle entertain Tottenham, in what promises to be a top encounter.
Davide still has to make his debut for the Magpies side, but has looked a very good player in the Reserves.
And more good news in that Haris Vuckic is fit again, after recovering from a broken hand, and played the second half for Solvenia U21s in their 1-1 draw in Sweden in Group 2.
Slovenia currently top their group with 10 points from their five games, but Sweden are only 3 points behind with two games in hand.
The 19-year-old central midfielder broke his hand while playing for Newcastle against Fulham, and he replaced captain Rajko Rep on Thursday evening.
Haris played well and Slovenia mounted a comeback in the second half as they came from behind to finally draw the game 1-1.
Next up for Slovenia is a home game against Lithuania on Tuesday evening.