Date: 25th August 2010 at 12:41pm
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NEWCASTLE United manager Chris Hughton has insisted that his side will respect Accrington Stanley, when the two sides meet this evening, despite fielding a very young squad.

There may be the odd familiar face on show for United this evening, with Captain Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and striker Peter Lovenkrands included in the side to travel to East Lancashire.

But they are likely to take their place amongst the substitutes so that players such as Kazenga LuaLua can take centre stage for a side, which will feature players from United’s Development Squad.

But Hughton insists that Accrington are a team that he will respect; “We will be playing a young team, but we will pay Accrington Stanley the respect they deserve and we will pay the Carling Cup competition the respect it deserves.’ the Newcastle gaffer told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“It will be a big night for them but it is an opportunity and a challenge for our young players.”

Around 1,500 travelling Geordies are expected at The Crown Ground for the game this evening, and the gate is looking set to be around the 4,000 mark overall.

But if you can’t make the game, then don’t worry as the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports 3 from 7:30pm and Vital Stanley will be covering the game with live commentary tweets from the Crown Ground, so make sure you follow www.twitter.com/VitalStanley!