Monday was the deadline for clubs to confirm date and time of their Capital One Cup second round match and for Newcastle v Northampton, the club have gone for 7.45pm on Tuesday night.

No reason has been given for the deviation from the usual Wednesday night for United midweek match timing, but presumably it must be to do with the fact that both the games before and after, are Saturday lunchtime matches.

So a little more time to prepare for the Arsenal home which is on Saturday 29 August, with away to Manchester United this coming Saturday (22 August).

Sunderland are home to Exeter City the same night, so also slightly surprising that the Police haven’t expressed a preference for the two matches to be on separate nights.

Presumably there is a good chance that Ivan Toney will be included in the match day squad against his old club, the striker wears the number nine shirt tonight for the Under 21s who are home to Blackburn.

Official Club Ticket Info – Newcastle United v Northampton Town

Tickets for Newcastle United’s Capital One Cup second round tie at home against Northampton Town are now on sale to season ticket holders.

Steve McClaren’s side face the League Two outfit on Tuesday, 25th August (7.45pm kick-off) at St. James’ Park and prices for the fixture are just £15 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Initially, only the lower tiers of St. James’ Park will be opened and season ticket holders have until noon on Tuesday (18th August) to secure their favourite spot in the stadium, with the game uploaded to their smartcard.

From 12.30pm on Tuesday, season ticket holders will be given the opportunity to buy alternative and extra seats, while tickets will also be released to Club Members in the form of paper tickets.

Tickets will then be available on full general sale from 10am on Wednesday (19th August), so can be purchased in person at the Box Office, online at or by calling 0844 372 1892 (calls to this number will cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).

Supporters buying their seat only will automatically have their season ticket smartcard uploaded with the game, while alternate seats will be in the form of paper tickets. Maximum card upload is one ticket.

Platinum Club original bondholders within areas L2C, L2D, L2E and L2F will receive a paper ticket.