Date: 5th December 2017 at 1:07pm
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have struggled for form in recent weeks during the but Rafael ’s side will have another chance to improve in the New Year when the returns.

The Tyneside giants haven’t won English football’s illustrious prize since 1955, coming closest in 1998 and 1999 when the finished runners-up on both occasions.

One of the members of that period, , is set for an emotional game in the FA Cup third-round after his former side , where he spent nine years, were drawn against Luton Town- the side where his two sons currently play.

The League Two title hopefuls have been in spectacular form this season and sealed their spot in the third round of the FA Cup after a 5-0 drubbing of Gateshead, with looking to emulate the cup run they enjoyed a few years ago.

In 2013, Luton, then in the conference, knocked Premier League side out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory at Carrow Road, and Newcastle will hope to avoid a similar fate in the tie in early January.