By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
After two successive victories, Newcastle United's under-18s go in search of a hat-trick against Southampton on Saturday (kick-off 11am).
Dave Watson's side, who beat Stoke 3-2 last weekend after a 2-1 win against Aston Villa in their previous outing, are looking to avenge August's 2-1 defeat on the South Coast in the return fixture at Little Benton.
The Saints have won five and drawn one of their seven games this season but United are full of confidence despite still being without goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and striker Alex Gilliead, who are in Estonia with the England under-17 team.
Callum Roberts scored twice against Stoke while full-back Jamie Sterry got the other, and both are in the squad for this weekend, while trialist Mechack Kanda gets another chance to impress.
The squad is: Alex Kitchen, Jonathan Mitchell, Steven Logan, Lewis Aird, Lee Desmond, Jonathyn Quinn, Greg Olley, Ryan McKinnon, Macauley Booth, James Morgan, Jamie Sterry, Sam Busby, Kyle Cameron, Daniel Barlaser, Callum Roberts, Mechack Kanda.