Youthful Side To Tackle Magpies

by Adam Clark

Alan Stubbs has named a squad entirely made up of teenagers for Monday evening's Barclays Under-21 Premier League trip to Newcastle United.

The youthful Blues side will run out at St James' Park looking to rack up another impressive win following their 3-1 victory over Reading last time out.

Stubbs' charges will once again be skippered by 19-year-old Tyias Browning, the centre-back who is joined in defence by Jonjoe Kenny, Ibou Touray and Matthew Pennington.

Polish glovesman Mateusz Taudul continues in goal, while wingers Matthew Kennedy and Conor Grant flank John Lundstram and Ryan Ledson in midfield.

Up front, Hallam Hope will partner his fellow England youth international Chris Long.

Former Everton midfielder Dan Gosling starts in a strong home line-up, which boasts further first-team experience in Slovenia international Haris Vuckic, defenders Paul Dummett and James Tavernier, midfielder Gaël Bigirimana and forwards Adam Campbell and Sammy Ameobi.

The game will also be a first in the dugout for new Under-21s assistant boss David Unsworth.

Kick off at St James' Park is at 7pm. Follow us on Twitter (@Everton) for live updates and check out for a full match report, highlights and post-match reaction.

Taudul, Kenny, Touray, Browning, Pennington, Kennedy, Grant, Lundstram, Hope, Long, Ledson. Subs: Springthorpe, Green, C Duffus, McLaughlin, Jones, Dyson

Newcastle United:
Alnwick, Tavernier, Dummett, Bigirimana, Satka, Gillesphey, Vuckic, Gosling, Campbell, Armstrong, Sam Ameobi. Subs: Aird, Mitchell, Gilliead, Aarons, Quinn.

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