Ex-Newcastle captain to take on Sunderland tonight

APPEARANCE ... Kevin Nolan.
APPEARANCE ... Kevin Nolan.

FORMER Newcastle United captain Kevin Nolan is set to take on Sunderland’s Under-21s tonight.

Nolan is part of the West Ham United side that will tackle the Black Cats at Upton Park in the Under-21 Premier League from 7pm.

The midfielder – who famously scored a hat-trick for Newcastle against Sunderland in 2010 – made his first senior appearance of the season on Saturday when he came off the bench during the Hammers’ 2-1 loss at Manchester United.

He thought he had levelled the scores at the death, only to be denied by an offside flag.

Fellow first-team players Matt Jarvis and Ricardo Vaz Te will also line up against Sunderland in tonight’s game.