It looks like Newcastle United will continue to bring some excellent youngsters into the club during the summer. Don’t be surprised if a lot of these have Scottish accents.
Kevin Keegan – club is eying up top young Scottish talent
The powerful strategy laid out by Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort is already looking good, as we see our Newcastle Reserve team winning regularly. The average age of the team is around 18 years but they have lost just once in their last 8 games.
Just think what some of the lads will be like in a couple of years. 😀
Of course we have brought players in from all over Europe, but Keegan, who was in Glasgow before joining Newcastle, has been looking closely at some young Scottish talent.
Kevin said today:
“There’s definitely a lot of talent coming through. Most of it is already known about.â€
“We have had Celtic Under-19s and Under-14s here, we have had Dundee United’s youngsters here.â€ â€œSo there is already some fantastic young players coming through.â€
“I think there is a resurgence in Scotland, from what I am seeing, of kids who want to play.â€ “What they have got to make sure is those kids who are playing at 12, 13, 14, don’t fall by the wayside when they get to 15, 16â€
“I think that’s what happens a lot, not just in Scotland, but the north of England.â€ “We have got to address that because those two or three years, you can’t just go missing from football and just pick it back up again, because they are vital years.â€
“I guess a lot of guys want to go and watch Rangers and Celtic and teams like that rather than play and they have got to try to do both.”
Thereâ€™s no doubt that one of the most exciting areas of the Newcastle club right now are the youngsters. Players like Carroll (19), Edgar (20), Lua Lua (17) Soderberg (17), Foster (19), Zamblera (17) and Baheng (18) are just a few of the youngsters already showing promise in the Newcastle Reserves side, under the excellent guidance of coach Adam Sadler.
Thatâ€™s been a big success this season and whatever happens with our relegation fight, the club will continue with their Youth Policy.