Newcastle new boy Ludwig Francilette played for the Under-23’s last night.
Newcastle United’s first team beat Manchester United 1-0 on Sunday afternoon to record a much-needed victory, and it was the turn of the Under-23’s on Tuesday night.
Neil Redfearn’s youngsters were in Checkatrade Trophy action, travelling down to Shropshire to take on Shrewsbury Town of League One.
Sadly, they couldn’t match the first team’s result, as they were beaten 3-0 thanks to goals from Fejiri Okenabirhie, Jason Cummings and Dave Edwards.
Newcastle needed to take points from this game to stand any chance of progressing from Northern Group D, but their defeat means their Checkatrade Trophy campaign is over.
Redfearn will hope to take some positives from the game, and one of those will be more playing time for defender Ludwig Francilette.
The summer signing from the lower reaches of French football arrived as complete unknown, with no Transfermarkt or Wikipedia entries for the giant centre back.
Francilette made his debut over the weekend in a 1-0 away win at Hull City’s Under-23’s, and came on as a first-half substitute against Shrewsbury.
Francilette was pictured in action against Shrewsbury last night (above), and with quiet hopes that he can develop into a first-team player, fans will be hoping to see more of him in action for the Magpies.