A hardy 105 Newcastle fans travelled to Port Vale last month, amongst a total attendance of 824.
The young Newcastle team playing their second group match in the Checkatrade Trophy, having previously won at Crewe in their opening game.
They lost that game and now face Oldham away tonight (kick-off 7.30pm), needing to win to progress from the initial group stage of the Checkatrade Trophy.
Rolando Aarons has been named in the following team:
Harker, Sterry, Cameron, Gillesphey, Good, Barlaser, Roberts, Ward, Aarons, Fernandez, McNall
Oldham are currently 18th in League One but are hot favourites to win tonight, with Newcastle United’s team at massive odds of 9/2 to get the win (see betting below).
Good luck to the young Newcastle team tonight.
The competition kicks off with a regional group stage (North and South) involving 16 groups (eight north and eight south) of four teams – each with a single Category One Academy club. The tournament format sees Newcastle play all three group games away from home, as do the other Academy sides.
Group stage winners and runners-up advance to the knockout stage, with ties settled on penalties if the scores are tied after 90 minutes. All of the 16 Category One teams must name at least six players in their starting eleven under the age of 21.
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