Matty Longstaff is set to make his Newcastle United debut on Wednesday night when the Magpies play against Leicester City in the second round of the Carabao Cup and understandably, a lot of fans on Twitter are excited by the news. Steve Bruce’s decision to start the 19-year-old, who is the younger brother of Sean, was confirmed on Newcastle’s official Twitter account an hour before kick-off and now fans are waiting to see whether or not he will be a hit, like his sibling at St James’ Park. Longstaff impressed when he was played in pre-season but playing against Leicester in a competitive setting is going to be a completely different kettle of fish. It does not help that Brendan Rodgers has named a very strong Leicester side for their trip to the North-East, so players like Longstaff will really have to step up in order to help Newcastle reach the third round of the competition.
Nothing But Newcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Would have liked to see Dubravka amd Manquillo play, but that’s an alright team.
Excited to see Matty Longstaff and Willems against decent opposition.
— Matthew (@JB4t00n) August 28, 2019
MATTY LONGSTAFF WITH THE WINNER!!
— beth (@bethmann99) August 28, 2019
matty longstaff remember the name
Gwon matty son
— Connor (@Connor88001424) August 28, 2019