Teenager Callum Robert’s added to Newcastle’s squad for Spurs cup tie

NET GAIN ... Newcastle's Callum Roberts.
NET GAIN ... Newcastle's Callum Roberts.

CALLUM Roberts is in Newcastle United’s squad for tonight’s Capital One Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur.

The 17-year-old forward has caught the eye playing for the club’s development team and Under-18s this season.

And United manager Alan Pardew has taken him to North London for the tie against Tottenham.

Roberts was in the squad for last month’s home game against Queens Park Rangers, but didn’t make the bench.

The North Shields-born player is hoping to be among the substitutes at White Hart Lane.

Speaking recently, Pardew said: “I do like him.

“He has tremendous technique and ability – he’s knocking on the door.”

Roberts scored in last weekend’s FA Youth Cup victory over Millwall at The Den.

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