JJ Hooper

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Adam Campbell starts on the bench for Newcastle's under-21 side at Southampton tonight after almost two months out with a knee injury.

The 17-year-old is set to make his comeback at Eastleigh Town's Silverlake Stadium but will be eased back gently against the Saints in the 7pm kick-off.

JJ Hooper starts as the main striker with Marcus Maddison and Romain Amalfitano either side of him. Hooper and Maddison are eligible to play for United under the terms of their under-21 loans with Blyth and Workington.

The same applies to Curtis Good, whose youth loan with Bradford means he can turn out for the Magpies and he will partner Alex Kitchen at centre-back with Steven Logan and Michael Riley at full-back. Jak Alnwick is in goal.

Mehdi Abeid will be joined in midfield by Dennis Knight and Brandon Miele.

Along with Campbell, the other substitutes are Jonathan Mitchell, Lee Desmond and Alex Gilliead.

Newcastle United Under-21s: Jack Alnwick, Steven Logan, Alex Kitchen, Curtis Good, Michael Riley, Brandon Miele, Dennis Knight, Mehdi Abeid, Marcus Maddison, JJ Hooper, Romain Amalfitano

Substitutes: Jonathan Mitchell, Lee Desmond, Alex Gilliead, Adam Campbell