The under-18s celebrate

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor


Peter Beardsley has named a youthful 18-man squad for Tuesday night's Techflow Group Northumberland FA Senior Cup final against Blyth Spartans at St. James' Park (7pm kick-off).

Only Gael Bigirimana has Barclays Premier League experience for the Magpies', however fellow midfielder Michael Richardson spent time on loan at League Two side Accrington Stanley earlier in the season.

Rolando Aarons, Olivier Kemen and Lubo Satka have all travelled with United's first team this term but are yet to be named in a matchday squad.

Newcastle saw off Whitley Bay in the semi-finals of the competition, while Blyth reached this stage following a 3-2 replay victory over Ashington.

A result is needed on the night, so there will be extra-time and penalties if needed.

The East Stand at St. James' Park will be open, with admission priced at £6 for adults and £3 concessions


The squad is: Rolando Aarons, Daniel Barlaser, Gael Bigirimana, Kyle Cameron, Liam Gibson, Macauley Gillesphey, Alex Gilliead, Tom Heardman, Olivier Kemen, Kevin Mbabu, Jonathan Mitchell, Greg Olley, Jonathyn Quinn, Michael Richardson, Lubo Satka, Jamie Sterry, Callum Williams, Freddie Woodman