Morecambe vs Newcastle United preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Newcastle United will have no time to lick their wounds after a pitiful 3-0 home defeat to Brighton at the weekend, as they travel east to the Lancashire coastline to face League Two side Morecambe in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Newcastle won uninspiringly against Championship side Blackburn Rovers last week to reach the third round, a stage of the competition they have not reached in the past three years.

The Toon's opponents in Morecambe defeated Oldham Athletic 1-0 in the second round last week to set up this exciting tie with Steve Bruce's men.

Despite Morecambe losing 5-0 at the weekend to Cambridge United, it is safe to say that previous form is almost irrelevant for The Shrimpers as they are facing Premier League opposition, a one-off occasion for the League Two outfit.

The team who reigns victorious in this tie at the Mazuma Stadium will face the winner of Newport County or Watford away from home in round four.

Team news - Morecambe

Morecambe have no missing players for this cup tie.

Team news - Newcastle United

Jamal Lewis is ruled out of the trip to Morecambe with an eye injury sustained at the weekend against Brighton.

Allan Saint-Maximin is a doubt for this clash with an ankle injury.

Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar and Matty Longstaff still remain injured with no return date set.

Paul Dummett has returned to full training but is not expected to feature tomorrow night.

Predicted lineups

Morecambe: Halstead; Cooney, Davis, Lavelle, Hendrie; Wilding, Kenyon; O'Sullivan, Gomes, Slew; McAlinden. (4-2-3-1)

Newcastle United: Gillespie; Yedlin, Krafth, Clark, Ritchie; S.Longstaff, Barlaser; Fraser, Almiron, Murphy; Joelinton. (4-2-3-1)

Ones to watch

Morecambe's Aaron Wildig scored the winner against Oldham to set up this tie and will have to be as influential as he was in the last round if his side are to overcome Newcastle tomorrow night.

The central midfielder has been at Morecambe for five years, scoring 17 goals and assisting a further 19 in 177 games in all competitions for The Shrimpers.

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Paraguayan international Miguel Almiron was once again used as a second-half substitute at the weekend, meaning it is likely that he will start the game tomorrow night.

The 26-year-old was the top scorer for Newcastle last season, scoring eight goals.

Almiron's outstanding work rate in particular has made him a very likable figure on Tyneside ever since he arrived from MLS club Atlanta United in January 2018.

If Almiron can pull off a defence-splitting pass like he did for Ryan Fraser's debut goal in the previous round, it could be a very long night for Morecambe indeed.

Previous meeting

You have to go all the way back to 2013 for the last time Morecambe and Newcastle faced each other.

Just like tomorrow's clash, they met in the third round of this competition, when it was formerly known as the 'Capital One Cup'.

In front of just over 5,000 fans at the Globe Arena, Alan Pardew's Newcastle ran out 2-0 winners thanks to two late goals from Shola and Sammy Ameobi.

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Where to watch on TV

The game kicks off at 19:45 BST and is available to watch in the UK on the EFL's iFollow service.

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