Newcastle enter the second round of the Carabao Cup after what will undoubtedly be one of the games of the season.
Eddie Howe’s side played an impressive 3-3 draw against Manchester City in a Premier League classic on Sunday afternoon.
A trip to Tranmere could set the stage for his players after a remarkable weekend but they still have work to do against the League Two outfit.
Newcastle lost to Burnley on penalties in the second round of the Carabao Cup last year and will therefore be motivated to avoid the same fate on Wednesday night.
Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.
When does Tranmere play Newcastle?
The game will kick off at 19:45 BST on Wednesday 24th August. It will be played at Prenton Park.
How can I view it?
It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting at 19:00 on Sky Sports Football and then from 19:30 on Main Event.
What’s new from the team?
Callum Wilson will not play a part in the game as he suffered a small hamstring problem towards the end of the draw against Manchester City. Dan Burn is also not expected to be risked after taking a ball full in the face on Sunday. Howe will fundamentally change the line-up he started with for the game with the Premier League champions.
Tranmere could add midfield players Lee O’Connor and Jon Nolan to the squad and Cup goalkeeper Mateusz Hewelt is also likely to struggle for a start.
Tranmere: Heworld; Byrne, Turnbull, Jameson, Dacres-Cogley; Nolan, O’Connor, Merrie, Bristow; Hemmings, Nevitt.
Newcastle: Dubravka; Krafth, Lascelles, Fernández, Ritchie; S Longstaff, M Longstaff; Murphy, Anderson, Fraser; wood
Newcastle should have far too much for Tranmere in this game, even with a vastly different side from the side that drew with Manchester City at the weekend. 0-3 Newcastles.
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