COLCHESTER United's FA Youth Cup clash with Newcastle United will now take place at St. James' Park.

The U's under-18s' fourth-round tie in the prestigious competition was due to be staged at the Magpies' Whitley Park training ground, on Monday evening.

But it has now been confirmed that the tie will take place at St James' Park, with a 7pm kick-off.

The reward for the winners will be a trip to play Blackpool, in the fifth round.


Colchester booked their place in the fourth round with an impressive 3-0 triumph over Arsenal at the JobServe Community Stadium, last month.

Goals from Ryan Lowe, Samson Tovide and Kaan Bennett sealed the U's progress.

It was a memorable night for Liam Bailey's side and was arguably the youth team's best victory since they beat Chelsea 2-1 at Layer Road in the same competition back in December 2004.

Newcastle, who reached the quarter-finals in last season's competition, are two-time winners of the tournament.

Ticket prices for the game are £3 for adults and £1 concessions.