Newcastle captain Steven Taylor has apologised to the Toon Army for the defeat by Peterborough in the Carling Cup.
The Magpies crashed out 2-0 at London Road after manager Chris Hughton opted to pick a youthful XI to preserve his regular players for the weekend clash with Ipswich.
Goals from Craig Mackail-Smith and Tom Williams sealed the win for the Posh, but Taylor was quick to thank the travelling fans for their support.
"We have to thank them - they were first class and we're sorry for them," he told the Newcastle Chronicle.
"They were fantastic, and at no point did they turn on us. There were a lot of young lads out there.
"Big credit goes to the fans - they supported them on a night when it was a big occasion for them."