Hello and welcome to our Newcastle United live blog for Wednesday, September 30.

Steve Bruce takes his side down to Newport for a Carabao Cup clash this evening as the Magpies look to make it into the quarter-finals for the first time in four years.

The Newcastle head coach addressed the fallout from the Spurs' draw, Matt Ritchie's injury and the club's transfer plans for the remainder of the window in his press conference yesterday. The black-and-whites look set to complete a move for Rodrigo Vilca and Municipal president Jose Cordova confirming a deal has been agreed.

Meanwhile, in the background, Mike Ashley's desire to sell to the Saudi-backed consortium was strengthened as his lawyers instructed Nick de Marco to take the case against the Premier League.

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