Young Magpies face Swans in Cup clash
Written by Tom Easterby
Newcastle United Under-23s are in Premier League Cup action on Monday afternoon as they travel to Swansea City (1pm kick-off).
The Magpies head to their Welsh opponents’ Lindore training centre looking to hold on to their position at the top of Group D, with the Swans just three points behind in the race for qualification for the knockout stages.
Newcastle, who have three wins from four games in Group D, sit level on points with Burnley at present, though the Clarets have played one game more – while United still have a tie with Colchester United to come as they bid to keep their cup hopes alive.
In the reverse fixture at the Magpies’ Little Benton Academy, forward Tom Heardman helped himself to four goals as the hosts earned a convincing 6-3 win.