Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he will play the kids for their opening Europa League games.

Pardew may even devise a European team to use in the early stages of the competition.

This would see some of the more experienced campaigners like Shola Ameobi and Steve Harper used for the Europa League and blended in with youngsters like Haris Vukic, Mehdi Abeid and Sammy Ameobi.

Pardew told the Sunday Sun: "I can't see me playing the same team in both games. Physically it is almost impossible.

"I might even leave five players behind and not make them travel because I'm hoping the squad is going to be good enough for two competitions."