Newcastle To Raid Swindon Again For Promising Youngster?

Newcastle are reported to be tracking 19 year-old Swindon defender Sean Morrison.

Sean Morrison – Swindon’s 19 year old center-back

The Plymouth-born youngster was signed from his home town club in the summer of 2007, and has so far made 46 appearances for Swindon with 4 goals, and he also made 8 appearances while on loan at Southend United last season.

The 6’1″ center-back made his Swindon debut back in April of 2008 against Gillingham, and is now a regular in the side.

Apparently Sunderland are also interested in the youngster, but aren’t they always interested in whoever Newcastle are tracking? The answer is yes. 😀

If this story is indeed true, and it seems to be coming from TalkSport, Sean could be brought in as one for the future, and we’ll see how he comes though, but these are just the type of players Newcastle should be tracking.

Morrison has one year left on his current deal at Swindon,  and the reports suggest the club could demand up to £400K for the promising young central defender, who has been in excellent form this season.

Newcastle’s first youngster signed under owner Mike Ashley, was then 17 year-old Ben Tozer from Swindon Town, and he is currently out on loan at Northampton Town for a month.

Comments welcome.

2 comments so far

  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 13, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Swindon have a good crop of young players coming through at the moment.

    It’s also startling how similar he seems to be to Tozer:
    – both from Plymouth
    – both played for Plymouth until 2007
    – both then moved to Swindon
    – and both 6’1″

    I can’t judge him, but he’s English, young, cheap and has potential. Sounds like an ideal player for our new policy

  • sparetheman

    Oct 13, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #2

    I live in Swindon so know a fair bit about him – very much a raw talent at the moment but there are signs he’s improving and learning from his mistakes. He has all the physical attributes you’d want from a young centre-back coming through, it’s just maybe the technical side he struggles with sometimes.

    I think it’s an easy link for lazy journalists to make though… same thing happened with Charlie Austin last season. I’m pretty sure a rumours start every time Colin Calderwood (a Swindon legend) visits the County Ground!


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