Confirmed: Newcastle United v West Ham United under-21 line-ups - Gutierrez starts!

Here are the Newcastle United and West Ham United under-21 sides for the Premier League Cup game this afternoon.

Newcastle United under-21s: Woodman, Olley, Gibson, Bigirimana, Gillesphey, Satka, Roberts, Gutierrez, Campbell, Quinn, smith

West Ham United under-21s: Howes, Westley, Page, Whitehead, Potts, Burke, Bywater, Lletget, McCallum, Poyet, Sadlier

Newcastle United and West Ham go head-to-head in the under-21 Premier League Cup this afternoon in a game, which is very difficult to call.

Newcastle have been boosted by the news that Jonas Gutierrez is working hard to maintain positive fitness levels after dealing admirably with a battle against cancer.

Newcastle have also been one of the most impressive teams in the second division of the under-21 Premier League this season, with a two point lead and a game in hand over Arsenal.

By contrast, West Ham currently sit at the bottom of the first division and lacking confidence though they do have games in hand on some of the teams above them in the table.

Newcastle have a far superior attack in terms of domestic under-21 league action but the defensive records of each team aren’t too different, which makes for an interesting tie.

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