James Bell

Newcastle United fan James Bell described his recent mascot experience as "fantastic".

The youngster was selected to lead out the Magpies in the second round of the Capital One Cup away at Morecambe, and was clearly a lucky charm as goals from Shola and Sammy Ameobi secured a place in the next phase of the competition.

James, whose friend Robert was Morecambe's mascot on the evening, wrote to the Club to say thank you for his special day.

He said: "Thank you for the brilliant experience of being mascot for the Morecambe vs Newcastle game.

"It was absolutely fantastic I have never experienced anything like it in my whole entire life. Walking out with a professional footballer was so nerve-racking.

"It was all I could have dreamt of!"

Throughout the season, our youngest Members are given the opportunity to be mascots at a number of fixtures. These competitions are only available to Magpies Members and season ticket holders under the age of 12.

For more information on becoming a Member, click here.