Xisco

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Three weeks on from the hat-trick against Stoke's second-string which caused him to trend on Twitter, Xisco is again in Newcastle's under-21 squad as they host Manchester United on Monday night.

United's man from Mallorca was part of the senior squad which travelled to Bruges in midweek - although he didn't ultimately make the bench in Belgium - and will hope to impress again at Whitley Park (kick-off 7pm).

He is one of four players involved in the Europa League in midweek. Mehdi Abeid was also in the party while James Tavernier started and Romain Amalfitano came off the bench. The Frenchman was also an unused substitute against West Ham at the weekend.

Newcastle are second in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League National Group Two table ahead of the game, one place above the Red Devils, and both sides could go top with three points depending on Tottenham's result against Southampton.

Manchester United ran out 4-2 winners in the reverse fixture at Moss Lane in Altrincham in September, with Federico Macheda scoring twice for the Reds and Davide Petrucci and Angelo Henriquez also on target.

Bradden Inman and Marcus Maddison got Newcastle's goals and both are named in Willie Donachie and Peter Beardsley's squad. Entry is £3 for adults and £1 concessions with season ticket holders and Members gaining free entry.

And nufc.co.uk will have full coverage from Whitley Park throughout the evening.

The squad is: Mehdi Abeid, Jak Alnwick, Romain Amalfitano, JJ Hooper, Bradden Inman, Alex Kitchen, Dennis Knight, Marcus Maddison, Brandon Miele, Yven Moyo, Conor Newton, Michael Riley, Lubo Satka, James Tavernier, Freddie Woodman, Xisco.