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Under-23s Preview: Newcastle United (H)

29 November 2019

The Iron's Under-23s side make a return to Premier League Cup action when they host Newcastle United on Friday (7pm kick-off).

The game will be played at the Sands Venue Stadium. We will have live text coverage on our Twitter feed, which can be accessed by clicking here, while there will be a report, photo gallery and reaction afterwards.

SCENE-SETTER

With a number of postponements for the side over the last couple of weeks, including a Central League Cup fixture against Peterborough United in midweek, the Iron's Under-23s side were last in action at Doncaster Rovers in the Central League on November 19th.

Despite a dominant performance from start to finish, the team only came away with a point, with Lewis Butroid netting to cancel out an early opener when really United should have run away with a victory following a high volume of chances throughout.

Adam Kelsey (finger) made a return in goal last time out, while Andy Dales also got 90 minutes as he stepped up his return from a hamstring injury. Jacob Bedeau and John McAtee, who have also been in the first team's match day squad in recent weeks, made up the XI, while second-year scholar Charlie Barks completed the full game in defence.

First team manager Paul Hurst said in his pre-Blackpool press conference that it could be a game where a number of senior players may be involved as they make a comeback from injuries or a lack of gametime.

Jordan Hallam was nearing a return from a hamstring injury in his press conference last week, while Omar Sanyang (ankle) continues to miss out.

LAST LINE-UP (v Doncaster Reserves - 19.11.19)

IRON: Kelsey, Rowe, O’Malley, Hornshaw (D Gallimore, 83), Barks, Bedeau, Dales (Shrimpton, 70), Pugh, Potts (Jessop, 45), McAtee, Butroid.

IRON SUBS NOT USED: Chapman, Baker.

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West Bromwich Albion v Hull City (7pm)

Admission for the encounter against the Magpies will be £3 for adults and £1 for over-65s and under-18s in the Lincs Lifts Stand only (Turnstiles 8A and 8B), while 12th Man holders for the 2019-20 season can gain entry free of charge providing they produce their season ticket card on the turnstile.


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