TOWN fans have the chance to see Tom Clarke in action at the McAlpine tomorrow (7.00).
The 15-year-old brother of first-team star Nathan will play at centre-back as Town tackle Grimsby in the FA Youth Cup first round.
Three other Under 16s are in John Dungworth's squad - Daniel Racchi, Daniel Highley and goalkeeper Simon Eastwood, who will be on the bench for broken-arm victim Tom Draper.
Town - who have six first-year Academy scholars in their squad - will have Republic of Ireland youth caps Mark Sheridan and Michael Collins leading the bid for victory.
Academy director Gerry Murphy, said: "This is a very big occasion for the lads and it would be smashing to have a good crowd down to support them.
"When it's the Youth Cup, we put winning the game ahead of performance, although we are playing a team who like to get the ball down and pass, so we are looking forward to a good football contest and the chance to show what some of our promising younger lads can do.
"We don't play Grimsby in the FA Academy Premier League, but we've had them watched a couple of times - most recently when they lost 2-0 to Bradford on Saturday - and they do like to play it out from the back.
"Our lads will be aware of what they've got to do and we know that we'll get the chance to play, so it's about executing on the night."
Town have struggled for goals this season and missed a string of chances as they went down 1-0 at Newcastle on Saturday. Young Clarke played in that game and also in the previous loss up at Middlesbrough.
Because of the Under 18 age limit in the competition, Town will be without their third-year players John McAliskey, Joe Walsh, Michael Tunnacliffe, John McCombe and David Mirfin, who is in the first-team squad.
The first-year scholars aiming to make an impression are Chris Evans, Matthew Kerridge, Irish youngster James Hand, Joe Shaw, David Walls and Gavin Huxall.
"It would be nice for everyone if we could get among the goals tomorrow night, because when you don't put away the chances it always puts pressure on you," added Murphy.
"The encouraging thing is that we are playing well - we battered Newcastle in open play - and we just need a bit more finish.
"This would be the ideal game with fans coming down to the main stadium and the senior staff of the club there to watch, and the lads are looking forward to it."
Town (from): Giles, Walls, Hardy, Clarke, Evans, Caulfield, Collins, Young, Hand, Huxall, Shaw, Sheridan, Kerridge, Racchi, Highley, Eastwood.