Will Morecambe inflict another Newcastle Cup defeat on Alan Pardew?

DREADFUL CUP RESULTS: Newcastle's manager Alan Pardew
DREADFUL CUP RESULTS: Newcastle's manager Alan Pardew

NEWCASTLE United have a dismal record in the domestic cups under Alan Pardew – will that continue at Morecambe?

The game was chosen for live broadcast on Sky Sports 4 given its potential for a giant killing at the seaside town.

“Newcastle away at Morecambe is a potential giant killing and of course that’s why they have highlighted it for TV,” said Pardew.

“There is a reason for that. There’s great potential for them in that it could be a shock.

“It’s great for Morecambe - they’ll be really up for it.

“An old mentor of mine said that if you beat any top-flight team you should be out celebrating because it’s a tough ask at any level.

“It’s a game where we need to make sure our quality comes through and our technical level.

“If it comes down to just a physical game, we’ll lose.”