Left back come winger Shane Ferguson, and striker come central midfielder and local lad, Ryan Donaldson, are expected to be moved out on-loan next week.
Shane Ferguson – needs first team games
Chris Hughton has to decide which of the youngsters will need to get first team experience to progress further in their football careers, and he has hinted that these two lads could well get loan spells.
The loan market opens next week, so Chris has a little bit of time before then to decide who needs to go out for loan spells, and he seems keen for England U19 international Donaldson and Shane Ferguson to gain some first team experience.
Chris told the Evening Chronicle yesterday:
“Maybe Shane Ferguson and Ryan Donaldson are the type of players who are in the middle and need to go out on loan.”
“We don’t need to make those decisions this week, we’ll look at it again. We don’t expect many more going out on loan, possibly one, maybe two.”
Shane Fergusoin looked a good player at left back at Accrington Stanley, and of course he has the unique fact that he played for his country, Northern Ireland, before he played for the Newcastle first team.
He made his International debut when he came on as a substitute in a 3–0 friendly defeat to Italy on 6th June 2009, and Accrington Stanley was his debut for Newcastle.
Shane was also called up for the 2011 U21 European Championship qualifier against Germany on 13th November last year, but he was on the bench.
Ryan Donaldson is a former St. Cuthberts schoolboy, and is a regular right now with the England U19 squad.
Ryan has played 10 times for the England U19 side with one goal, and while playing 15 times for the England U17 side, he scored 10 goals.
We expect both players to go out on loan next week, but the question is whether any more of the Newcastle youngsters will join him out on loan.
Newcastle currently have LuaLua at Brighton and Fraser Forster at Celtic.