Newcastle United's second string are in good spirits as they head to Grimsby Town's Blundell Park looking to book their place in the 32 of the Checkatrade Trophy.
After wins over Doncaster Rovers and Notts County they could progress from the group stages for the first time in the club's history in only their second season in the competition.
The chance of a Wembley final remains a possibility - but there's a long way to go.
Indeed, while Ben Dawson's side are churning out results this season, they face a Grimsby side that come into this game on the back of a big result in the FA Cup after their weekend triumph over MK Dons.
They will also be rubbing their hands at facing Newcastle United - even if it is a Checkatrade game.
However, the Mariners have also lost 12 games already this season and have conceded 23 goals in their 17 League Two games this season already.