Newcastle’s 18 year old striker, Andy Carroll, who is rated very highly at Newcastle as a future big star, has joined Championship side Preston North End on a loan deal until January.
Andrew has linked-up with Paul Simpson’s team and could make his debut in their League Cup tie against Morecambe at Deepdale on Tuesday night.
We think this is a good move for Andrew as he needs games – to bring out the talent he has in abundance.
Andrew Carroll - 18 year-old superstar to be? – Buffon thinks so
6′ 4â€ Andrew put together a string of impressive displays and goals for Newcastle’s Reserves and Juniors and towards the end of last season looked impressive when introduced to the senior side. He scored a cracking goal against Juventus at St. James’ Park a couple of weeks ago and goalkeeper Buffon rated him as a very bright prospect for the future following the game. At that time the Juventus goalkeeper was impressed at how Andrew was able to hold the ball up and play it off in different ways to his team mates. It’s going to be a win-win for both Newcastle and Preston North End.
Andrew Carroll - close-up of budding superstar
The Gateshead-born forward made his senior debut against Palermo in November and has has looked the part in pre-season at Newcastle. Oba Martins and Carroll together looked an excellent partnership and Oba has said he loves playing with Andy.
We’ll be following Andrew at Preston and this seems a very sensible move since he will still be available for the second half of the season if he is needed at the club. Andrew should get plenty of games at Preston once they realize just how good he is.