The club have announced that the Checkatrade Trophy tie will take place at St James Park on Tuesday 4 December.

Hopefully Newcastle United’s young stars will get a great crowd to support them as an Under 21 team take on League Two Macclesfield’s first team.

Having won all three games in the group, the NUFC promising young stars deserve to see fans getting behind them.

Playing all matches away from home, the NUFC U21s beat the first teams of League One Doncaster and League Two Grimsby and Notts County.

There is also of course still the carrot of Newcastle United’s Under 21s meeting the Sunderland first team in the Checkatrade Trophy, providing both progress of course.

The Mackems are home to Notts County who finished runners-up to Newcastle in the group stage.

Elias Sorensen has 15 goals already this season in all competitions and in 12 days time, Newcastle fans can see for themselves how the 19 year old is progressing.

Newcastle United official announcement:

A date has been set for Newcastle United’s under-21s’ Checkatrade Trophy second round tie with Macclesfield Town.

The young Magpies were drawn at home to the League Two outfit after progressing from the group stage for the first time, winning all three of their games to secure their place in the knockout stages.

And they will now face the Silkmen at St. James’ Park on Tuesday, 4th December, with kick-off set for 7pm.

Tickets will be priced at £5 for adults and £1 for concessions.

Further details will be confirmed in due course



  • Themoscow72

    Will the Magpie Group be protesting outside the club shop or Northumberland Street for this one. Also are fans going in fifteen minutes late to boast the players confidence. If they get to Wembley the protesters will never forgive them so how about a boycott for this match to.

    • Toon Arnie

      Someone call a doctor – Moscow has finally flipped.

      • Carverlier football

        Finally…?

        • Kev Newcastle England

          Rumour has it Monk face has already snapped up 16 tickets….

  • Rich Lawson

    Play the best team the rules allow and lets win it.

    • Kev Newcastle England

      Play the players who have got them this far,they deserve it

  • Jonathan Drape-Comyn

    Would be great to see somewhat of a better turn out than usual. Good for the fans to get behind the young players as they have shown by the opposition they have beaten so far that they are no pushovers. Lots of fans (including myself) may have underestimated a few in this group. Wait and see!