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Zimbabwe linked teen given chance to impress Newcastle boss ahead of Carabao Cup clash

by Staff reporter
23 Aug 2022 at 19:57hrs | Views
Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe has given two rising stars from the club's academy a chance to impress ahead of the Carabao Cup clash against Tranmere. Lewis Miley and Zimbabwean linked Michael Ndiweni both took part in the first-team training session at Benton on Monday as the Magpies were put through their paces less than 24 hours following the thrilling draw with Manchester City.

The encounter with the Premier League champions kicked off a hectic fortnight for Newcastle both on and off the pitch. Howe's side now face three consecutive away fixtures, starting with a televised second-round cup tie at League Two side Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday night.

The trip to Prenton Park is followed by difficult Premier League assignments at Wolves and Liverpool, before United finally return to home soil against Crystal Palace on September 3. The transfer window deadline will have passed by the time Newcastle next feature at St James' Park, with Howe still said to be keen on landing attacking recruits.

Monday's training gallery revealed attacking midfielder Miley and striker Ndiweni had both been called up to the first-team session. Miley recently scored on international duty with England's under-17s, while Ndiweni has enjoyed a steady rise through the youth ranks in recent months despite a red card in his last appearances for the Magpies under-21s.

A number of first-team stars to feature in Sunday's 3-3 draw with City including Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson were noticeable by their absence in the club's latest training gallery. Wednesday's tie will likely see fringe players such as Federico Fernandez, Jamal Lewis and Matt Ritchie given a rare start.

Source - chroniclelive