The malaise continues throughout St James Park as the young Newcastle stars lost 4-0 at home to Derby County.

The Under 18s hosted the Rams and with a record of only six wins in their 22 games this season, any hopes of an improvement on that record were soon dashed.

It only took 12 minutes for Derby to take the lead, before making it two before half-time.

The visitors doubled up in the second period as they dominated the match and ran out 4-0 winners.

Their record for this season now reads played 23, 6 wins, 2 draws and 15 defeats.

Newcastle United Under 18s 0 Derby County Under 18s 4

Newcastle United team v Derby:

Smith, Spooner, Kitchen, Longstaff (C), Bailey, Adu-Deprah, Long, Lowther (Aziakonov 70), Allen, Heaney, Smith

Today’s defeat means that the three Newcastle teams combined have only 17 wins this season and 41 defeats, the breakdown here:

First Team: P29 W7 D6 L16

Reserves/Under 21s: P19 W4 D5 L10

Academy/Under 18s: P23 W6 D2 L15

Overall Newcastle United 2015/16 record: P71 W17 D13 L41

The record of the three teams from 1 January 2015 to the end of last season was:

First Team: P19 W3 D3 L13

Reserves: P15 W2 D4 L9

Academy: P14 W4 D1 L9

Which when added to this season’s stats, gives the following overall record since 1 January 2015:

P119 W26 D21 L72