Keegan in stands as Toon are held by Gateshead
KEVIN KEEGAN was in the stands at Gateshead International Stadium tonight as Newcastle United reserves were held to a 1-1 draw by Conference North outfit Gateshead.
The Toon boss used three of his second string for Saturday's 1-1 draw with Hartlepool with Callum Morris, Ben Tozer and Fraser Forster all involved again tonight.
Keegan, who has a paper thin squad at the moment, is likely to turn to some of his young guns again at Doncaster on Saturday but watched as they went a goal down to Gateshead on eight minutes.
It could have been a heavier scoreline before United finally equalised through defender Darren Lough.
Coach Adam Sadler said: "Credit to Gateshead manager Ian Bogie and his side but we know these games are about fitness more than anything else."
United's second string are playing for places at Donny on Saturday and the upcoming Mallorca Tournament.