After failing to kick start their Premier League campaign at the weekend, Newcastle United go in search of their first win tonight when they make their first ever trip to the Globe Arena to take on Morecambe.

The Geordies haven’t fared too well in the Capital One Cup in recent years, suffering embarrassing losses to lower league opposition regularly. The fact that the clash is shown live on Sky further enhances the “banana skin” aspect to tonight’s game.

” Alan Pardew is expected to rest some of his key players for the clash against the League 2 side, although the squad is hardly big enough for everyone to have the night off. Needless tosay it’s definitely worth checking out the odds for this fixture using sites like Coral Sports.”

With Loic Remy still not fit, Shola Ameobi is likely to start up front for the Magpies, while Papiss Cisse should also be involved in some capacity. Rob Elliot may start in goal as the modern day tradition to rotate goalkeepers for cup games continues.

Paul Dummett will also hope to start as he pushes for a first team place, while there may also be chances for fellow fringe players Dan Gosling, Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana and Sammy Ameobi.

Mike Williamson, Cheick Tiote and Gabriel Obertan are all struggling with injury so may get the night off, while Jonas Gutierrez remains out with a hamstring injury. Steven Taylor will serve the second of his three match ban.

Morecambe reached this stage thanks to another upset in Round 1, when they stunned League 1 contenders Wolves in another live Sky game. Jim Bentley’s side also prepared with a win at the weekend, beating Exeter 2-0.

A winner must be determined on the night, so extra time and penalties could be a factor if necessary.