It is Sunderland v Newcastle on Tuesday night.

The bizarre derby match seeing the Sunderland first team taking on an NUFC Under 21 side in the Checkatrade Trophy.

There will be 2,800 Newcastle fans (officially) at the game, with the away allocation quickly selling out.

Sunderland refused to abide by the tournament rules and blocked Newcastle from having the minimum 4,900 (10% of capacity) they were entitled to.

This position was backed by Northumbria Police, unsurprisingly.

However, it does set a dangerous precedent for the future if the two clubs ever get drawn against each other in the FA Cup or League Cup, with similar arguments no doubt used and this precedent quoted as a reason for not giving the larger allocations that cup competitions allow.

In order to help get the 2,800 who have got tickets to the game as efficiently, and with as little disruption, as possible. Nexus have laid on extra dedicated Metro services on Tuesday night.

Two Metros will leave at 6.22pm and 6.51pm, travelling direct from Central Station to St Peter’s.

Details are below, as supplied by Nexus.

Nexus announcement:

‘Two dedicated Metro services will travel directly from Central Station to St Peter’s.

They will be leaving at 6.22pm and 6.51pm.

There is also a Northern Rail train service which leaves Newcastle at 6.48pm.

Those travelling by Metro or train MUST enter Central Station by the Neville Street entrance, near to the long stay car park and Centurion bar.

Supporters cannot enter by the main front entrance.

A barrier queueing system will be in operation.’