Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has suggested his younger players need to improve now in order to help the team, starting tonight at Morecambe. 

The Tyneside outfit travel to League 2 Morecambe tonight for their second round tie in the Capital One Cup and Pardew believes his younger prospects need to prove themselves. 

According to SkySports, Pardew is losing patience with his young squad members. 

"We have spent something in the region of £15 million on young players at this club and they really need to come to the fore now", he said. 

The Toon boss has endured a testing pre-season and transfer window with the addition of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football as well as having to fend-off approaches for the unsettled French midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

With injuries and suspensions haunting Pardew, the young players in the squad need to progress now more than ever as the Magpies boss is running out of options, after so-far not being able to make additions to the team in the transfer window. 

Pardew feels that his youngsters let themselves down last season and that time is running out for some of them. 

"Last year they didn't do themselves justice in the league or cups," he added. 

Newcastle were eliminated in the third round of the Capital One Cup last season at Old Trafford but were convincingly dispatched by Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion at the same stage of the FA Cup and Pardew is threatening to give up on the young players who don't prove themselves this campaign. 

"If they don't do it this year, we'll draw a line under one or two of them," he concluded. 

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