COLCHESTER United's youngsters are aiming for FA Youth Cup progress tonight.

The U's under-18s make the long trek up to the North East to take on Newcastle United, in the prestigious competition.

Liam Bailey's side go head to head with the Magpies in the fourth-round tie at St. James' Park, with a 7pm kick-off.

The tie was due to be staged at the Magpies' Whitley Park training ground but has now been switched to the Premier League club's home ground.

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

Colchester booked their trip to play Newcastle after beating Arsenal 3-0 at the JobServe Community Stadium, last month.

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

Newcastle won 3-2 at West Ham United to seal their place in the fourth round and a meeting with Colchester.

The Magpies reached the quarter-finals of last season's competition after beating the likes of Huddersfield Town, Leeds United and Watford before losing to eventual winners Aston Villa.

Newcastle under-18 lead coach Peter Ramage told the club's website: "It is a bit of a different game but they have to go in there and not think that (it will be easy) because Colchester are a couple of leagues below in terms of Premier League status.

"They beat Arsenal and beat them well so it will be a tough game against really good opposition. Some of their players have featured at first-team and under-23 level so the boys have got to play the game rather than the occasion in terms of coming up against a direct opponent and try to execute the plan we'll work on this week to try and win."