Elias Sorensen was called up for first team training this week.
With the likes of Sterry, Lejeune, Muto, Shelvey and Lascelles all injured, the 19 year old striker got the opportunity to impress Rafa Benitez.
Newcastle fans wondered if the 19 year old hotshot (13 goals already for the reserves this season) might get a place on the bench against Bournemouth. However, that will have to wait for another day.
Instead it is back down to earth for the Danish striker as he has been named in the Under 23s side that takes on Southampton tonight.
The kick-off is at 7pm down at Southampton’s Staplewood training ground, a group game in the Premier League Cup.
In a group with the Saints, Leeds and Notts County, having already beaten Notts County in their first group game Newcastle will go top of Group H if they win tonight.
Newcastle naming the following team and subs:
Harker; M. Longstaff, O’Connor, Watts, Walters; Bailey, Sangare; Allan, Roberts, Wilson; Sorensen.
Substitutes: Brown, Gibson, Longelo, Juanito, Toure
Whilst Elias Sorensen has travelled, another Under 23s regular, Sean Longstaff, hasn’t.
Shelvey has been ruled out of tomorrow’s match and with Ki set to replace him, Longstaff looks set for a place on the bench and a potential Premier League debut.