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Ryan Donaldson hoping for Newcastle Cup action

Ryan Donaldson is hoping to see Carling Cup action with Newcastle United.

Donaldson put in a solid performance at Accrington Stanley in the second round last month and, while he has dropped back into the reserves since then, he has been checked out by several Football League sides - including Carlisle United - for a possible loan move.

Donaldson told the Evening Chronicle: "As long as we're in the cup the younger lads have a chance of playing. We'll just have to wait and see and keep our fingers crossed.

"Chris Hughton has got a lot of trust in us and it's good to see him saying that when you pick up the paper. The manager put in a lot more experienced players in as well in the last round like Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands and Ryan Taylor.

"It was easy for us because we want to play, but they showed that they are good professionals as well by putting in the performance too."

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