Newcastle United U21s starting line-up: Woodman, Mbabu, Haidara, Satka, Lascelles, Sterry, Barlaser, Smith, Robeerts, de Jong, Toney
Aston Villa U21s starting line-up: Sarkic, Leggett, Kinsella, Gardner, Okore, Mason, Blackett-Taylor, Lyden, Hepburn-Murphy, Sellars, Green
Newcastle United’s under-21s take on their Aston Villa counterparts this evening, and while the Villans’ senior side are in competitive action themselves against Tottenham Hotspur there will be plenty of youngsters hoping to one day follow them into the first-team.
The same can be said of Newcastle who have some very exciting teenagers coming through the ranks right now.
Newcastle’s last match at this level was an absolute humdinger, with the young Magpies ultimately losing 6-4 to Derby County, and prior to that they defeated Fulham 2-0.
As for Villa, they overcame Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 at the end of last month to get over a 5-0 victory at the hands of Swansea City a week earlier.
While many eyes will be on Villa’s Premier League match this evening, this one is also worth keeping tabs on given the talent on display in a game that really could go either way.