Thursday lunchtime has seen confirmation of Newcastle United’s opponents in the last eight of the Premier League Cup.

The draw has seen Newcastle pull out the winner of Derby County v Sheffield United to play in the quarter-finals.

Victory over Bournemouth sent the NUFC reserve team through to the final eight stage.

The quarter-final clash is scheduled to be played between Friday 6 April and Monday 9 April.

Good luck to Newcastle United Under 23s in the next round.

Newcastle United official announcement:

Newcastle United’s under-23s have been drawn away to Sheffield United or Derby County in the quarter-finals of the Premier League Cup.

Newcastle booked their place in the last eight with a dramatic 3-2 win over AFC Bournemouth on Friday afternoon.

Quarter-final dates will be confirmed in due course, but they are scheduled to be played between Friday, 6th April and Monday, 9th April.

As with the Round of 16, ties will be one-off matches, decided by extra-time and, if required, penalties if they are level after 90 minutes.

While United have struggled in Premier League 2 this season (second bottom of reserves second tier and haven’t won league game for 15 weeks), they’ve fared much better in cup competitions.

As well as reaching the last eight of the Premier League Cup, they will face Morpeth Town the final of the Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup next month, while holders Porto visit Tyneside on a date to be confirmed in the semi-finals of the Premier League International Cup.

  • Carbine

    I commented on an earlier article on these lads regarding their poor form in the league. It seems to me that the focus is on the cups that they are in. The strongest players like Luke Charmaine and Curtis Good are selected for the cup games and they usually win then. These boys are not the duds many on this site call them and poor coaching in the past is not their fault. The reserves are in three cup final groups and are the only team likely to win some silverware this season. These are kids who need to be appreciated and given encouragement not put down; especially by people most of whom would never get a run with them on the pitch.