Toon Reserves Overhaul
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Saturday, 14th April 2012
Newcastle United reserves are on a run of nine matches without a win in the FA Premier Reserve League ... and face Man Utd on Monday.
However Toon development chief Willie Donachie says he can’t fault the effort of his players.
But many suggest things haven't gone right for the side since Peter Beardsley was relieved of duties to become United development coach.
It was a bizarre change, as Pedro had the reserves top of the league, and he made it known he saw it as a stepping stone to management.
There has been a radical squad overhaul with players like Tamas Kadar, Patrick Nzuzi, Dan Taylor, Phil Airey, Joan Edmundsson and Jeff Henderson all released and we expect to see a clutch of overseas signings coming into the squad this summer.
Donachie: “I’m pleased with the commitment of course, we haven’t won but there are still positives to take.
“It’s a good experience for the younger players coming through.
“You can’t get that experience anywhere else.
“At the minute we have a lot of lads going on trial.
“They are trying to find new clubs.
“But with the way finances in football are at the minute, it isn’t always straightforward.”
United take on Man United on Monday at Whitley Park (7pm), then they take on Team Northumbria in the final of the Northumberland Senior Cup on Thursday night (7pm) at St James' Park.
Access to the game is via the East Stand turnstiles on the and admission is £5 for adults and £3 concessions.