“We will go after every competition. We are the holders, we have to defend that title and we know how it means to the football club and the history that is related to the FA Cup, so it is a great competition for us to play.”
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce: “I think it devalues the FA Cup [fielding youth teams].
“We understand the restrictions, the season has been squashed and there is no room for anything else.
“(But) to play weakened teams and your youth team is not the way round it for me, personally.”