Newcastle’s Nile Ranger, who completed his second season on Tyneside, could well be sent out on loan next season.
Nile Ranger – Newcastle’s so promising striker
Nile needs to get the games to continue his vast improvement since he arrived at Newcastle a couple seasons ago, and he may not be able to do that next season with the first team on Tyneside.
Nile appeared 30 times for the Magpies last season, and the lad is still just 19 year-old and still has a lot of improvement in him. Nile is a great header of the ball and is very fast, and he’s certainly an exciting player to watch.
But this year he didn’t get many games since Leon Best came into the squad and Chris Hughton, the savvy Newcastle manager has a few decisions to make regarding Newcastle’s younger up-and-coming players.
Some will be sent out on loan and we expect 22 year-old goalkeeper Fraser Forster to return for another season at Norwich City – now in the Championship, once Chis has taken a good look at him over the summer.
Chris has already said he is willing to give 17 year-old Slovenian U21 International Haris Vuckic his chance, and it could be he will keep Nile on Tyneside, if the lad looks like he will be challenging strongly for a first team place.
An alternative is to send the London lad out on loan for the first half of the season only, as we did a couple of years ago with Andy Carroll at Preston North End.
These decisions become very important for the Newcastle club, as we look to develop our own stars these days.
Another local lad who may go out on loan to aid his football development next season is the impressive 19 year-old Ryan Donaldson, our England U19 midfielder/striker.
20 year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar will stay on Tyneside, and we’re so high on this lad that we think he could well be starter by the time next season ends next year at this time.
We also heard that five of the youngsters will join the first team squad for next season and these are 17 year-old Haris Vuckic, 18 year-old Galway-born Irish defender Stephen Folan, 18 year-old Australian-born Brad Inman, Swede starlet 18 year-old Samuel Adjei and 18 year-old Amble-born striker Phil Airey.
There’s no doubt that Newcastle’s youth policy is starting to make a difference and we have to hope that one or two of these lads come through big time next season, either playing at Newcastle or playing for their loan clubs.
Howay The Lads!!