Sheffield Wednesday could field half a team of loan players when they face Newcastle United in the League Cup, with Premier League clubs giving their consent for players to be cup-tied.

In earlier rounds, Jack Hunt (on loan from Crystal Palace), Vincent Sasso (on loan from Braga) and Alex Lopez (on loan from Celta Viga) had already been given permission to play.

Whilst the Owls have now confirmed that Norwich City have given their assent that former Sunderland defender can play against Newcastle, as well as the weekend’s victors Watford, agreeing to Daniel Pudil playing at St James Park.

Four of the five loan players started Saturday’s 3-2 home win over Fulham, only the second win of the season for Sheffield Wednesday, Vincent Sasso the only one not to feature.

In the earlier rounds, Wednesday have defeated Mansfield 4-1 and Oxford 1-0 to reach the third round.

Yesterday brought news that the visitors will have the backing of 5,000 supporters on Wednesday night, with Newcastle fans hoping for some light relief from the Premier League.

Summer signing Ivan Toney has scored his first goal since arriving at St James Park, the striker captaining Newcastle reserves as they drew 2-2 at West Ham.

The forward was withdrawn after an hour and looks sure to at least make the bench against Sheffield Wednesday, having come off the bench for a late first team debut against Northampton in the previous round.