Adam Sadler, Newcastleâ€™s local lad, who is now manager of the Newcastle Reserves side, is an important cog in the Newcastle wheel of developing young stars at the club.
Adam Sadler – Reserve Team manager has important role at the club
Adam took over the Reserves side mid-way through the season and has been impressive in the way he is getting the best out of the youngsters and preparing them for the future.
Add to that the fact that Kevin Keegan has sanctioned the Reserve side to play at St. Jamesâ€™ Park, and has attended almost every Reserve game since he arrived back, and the second string are now as important as they should be in a club dedicated to now developing young talent.
Sadler told the Shields Gazette today about how important playing at St. James’ Park is for the youngsters:
“We couldn’t have wished for a better venue in the world, as far as I’m concerned.â€
“This is our church, as every Geordie fan, and every lad who plays for the club, understands.â€
“They know how important this ground is, not only in terms of the quality of the pitch, but also the stature of the stadium.â€
“It’s helped us enormously in terms of the quality of our football, and I’ll be speaking to the manager about that as soon as I possibly can.â€
“With his backing, let’s hopefully get as many games on at St James’s Park as we can.â€
“If you ever needed any proof, compare the quality of the football in our last game against Man United to how we played in the early part of the season at Kingston Park.â€
“It has a huge impact, even in the players’ mindsets when they know they’re coming to St James’ Park.â€
“It’s just that extra buzz surrounding the game.”
The sides that Adam was fielding towards the end of last season had average ages from 17 to 18, so nearly all the players were teenagers.
We expect 4-5 more top youngsters to arrive at the club this summer and the likes of Edgar, Tozer, LuaLua, Carroll and Kadar to be pushing for a first team start next season.