Checkatrade Trophy: Sunderland to face Newcastle U21s in third round | Football News |

Checkatrade Trophy: Sunderland to face Newcastle U21s in third round | Football News |

Checkatrade Trophy: Sunderland to face Newcastle U21s in third round | Football News |

Newcastle’s U21s will face Sunderland in round three of the Checkatrade Trophy

Sunderland will face Newcastle’s U21s at in the third round of the Checkatrade Trophy.

It will be a first meeting between the local rivals involving one of the clubs’ senior teams since 2016, when both sides were in the Premier League.

Sunderland were relegated that season and then dropped down another division a year later, but have stabilised and are second in League One approaching the halfway point of the season.

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