Newcastle U-23 team thrash Sunderland with team full of locals
Newcastle United are more concerned with the transfer difficulties that the first team are facing and the related contract stalemate that has ensued between Rafa Benitez and the club.
Something that would help to ease tensions between fans and the club would be the introduction of some youth players in to the first team, but that has been few and far between in recent years.
Paul Dummett is the only Geordie to be regularly involved in the first team squad, after Adam Armstrong was sold to Blackburn Rovers over the summer.
However there is hope for the future of the 'Toon', after their U-23 team thrashed local rivals 5-0 at St James' Park.
Not only was the score impressive, but the lineup included players that are all from the Newcastle area, meaning that some Geordie players could filter through to the first team this season.