Scouts flocked to Newcastle United reserves' stalemate with Blackburn Rovers this week.

The Evening Chronicle says there were plenty of scouts in the crowd with representatives from Southampton, Norwich City and St Mirren all in attendance - along with Hartlepool United manager Neale Cooper.

Toon are releasing several of their talented youngsters at the end of the season, including Ryan Donaldson, Patrick Nzuzi and Greg McDermott, who all featured.