icon_corner icon_start_stop enlarge2 icon_start_stop icon_start_stop icon_post icon_miss icon_save icon_card_red enlarge2 icon_save icon_start_stop icon_card_yellow attack icon chevron-down icon chevron-left icon chevron-right icon chevron-up icon cross icon defence icon icon_disallowed_goal email icon facebook icon google icon instagram icon linkedin icon messenger icon pinterest icon play icon plus-thin icon plus icon search icon soundcloud icon sub-in icon sub-out icon icon_sub tweet icon twitter icon icon_user__out icon_user_out vimeo icon whatsapp icon icon_start_stop youtube icon

High Contrast is on. Turn off You can turn high contrast on again via the link in the footer to our accessibilty page

Close
/media/38120/20170718-checkatrade-trophy.jpg

Latest News

United learn Checkatrade Trophy opponents

Newcastle United’s second string will face Doncaster Rovers, Notts County and Grimsby Town in the group stage of this season’s Checkatrade Trophy.

United have been drawn in Group G of the competition, and are one of 16 invited Premier League and Championship clubs who will field under-21 sides against the EFL outfits.

It means former Newcastle favourite Kevin Nolan – now manager of Notts County – will come up against his old club, as Ben Dawson’s youngsters look to go one better than last term and progress from the group stage.

Last season, United were joined by Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra and Port Vale in what was the first time the club had entered the Checkatrade Trophy.

This time round, they will be hoping to progress from a group which contains two previous winners of the competition – Grimsby and Doncaster – formerly known as the Football League Trophy.

Grant McCann’s Donny are currently in League One, while Grimsby and Notts County are both in League Two.

Dates for the young Magpies’ group stage fixtures will be confirmed in due course.

Recommended for you

Breaking News

Dismiss Close
Enable Recite