Capital One Cup: Morecambe v Newcastle match preview
A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup fixture at The Globe Arena
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Newcastle United go into their Capital One Cup match at Morecambe after a difficult start to their Premier League campaign. A 4-0 loss to Manchester City in their opening fixture and a poor 0-0 draw at home to West Ham will have done little to improve the confidence of The Magpies players and fans.
The potential strike threat of one of Newcastle’s best players in Yohann Cabaye could also have a negative effect on the dressing room. Newcastle will be desperate to improve on a record of no major honours since 1955, and could place a high emphasis on cup competitions this season.
Morecambe find themselves towards the bottom of League Two and will be aiming to bounce back in a competition in which they overcame League One side Wolves 1-0 in the last round. Morecambe have so far won one, drawn one and lost two of their opening fixtures. They will hope new signing and captain Mark Hughes can lead the team to victory whereas new signing Padraig Armond will be looking to score his first goal for the club should he feature after making just one appearance in League Two so far.
KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm
This will be the first meeting between the two sides in a competitive match.
Morecambe were knocked out of the 2012/2013 competition by Sunderland in a 2-0 loss.
Newcastle have not won a cup competition since the FA Cup in 1955.
Morecambe to win: 6.6
Newcastle to win: 4.4
TV: Live on Sky Sports 4 at 7.45pm & Highlights on The League Cup Show on BBC One at 11.35pm
Latest in Sport
Manchester United 0 Liverpool 3: 'We're upset we didn't score more goals,' admits Steven Gerrard
Manchester United 0 Liverpool 3: 'That was my worst day in football,' concedes Wayne Rooney
Tottenham Hotspur 0 Arsenal 1 match report: Tomas Rosicky rocket leaves Spurs in Arsenal’s slip-stream
Manchester United 0 Liverpool 3 player ratings: Who scored highest - Steven Gerrard or Luis Suarez?
Mo Farah allays health fears after passing out in New York half-marathon defeat
- 1 Is your name now 'banned' in Saudi Arabia?
- 4 Nasa-funded study warns of ‘collapse of civilisation’ in coming decades
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say