We have often wondered how players like Haris Vuckic and Shane Ferguson, as just two examples, can improve quickly, if they are only playing the odd game for the Newcastle Reserve side.
Haris Vuckic – to be sent out on loan in January?
Far better get them out on loan, as in the case of Fraser Forster as one good example – who played 42 times last season at Norwich and has already played 15 times for Glasgow Celtic this season – so he is playing a first team game every week, and making great strides forward in his football development.
And it seems that Alan Pardew is keen that some of the top Newcastle youngsters, who do not even make the bench for the Newcastle first team, are sent out on loan, so that they are playing every week.
It seems that Nile Ranger will get a lot of playing time for Newcastle this season, as he seems like he’s almost now the number 3 striker at the club – if not number 3 then certainly number 4 behind Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands.
And it now seems that under Alan Pardew Newcastle fans will see a number of our top youngsters being sent out on loan during the January transfer window.
This is what Alan said today:
“It is important for young players to go on loan. They need to go out and get a feel what it’s about.”
“That is much better than playing in the reserves and getting the odd game here and there.”
We would expect Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson, Ryan Donaldson, Brad Inman and Phil Airey to be candidates for being sent out on loan in January for the rest of the season, so they can get some first team games – somewhere.
That seems the only way they will progress, and of course it’s what top clubs like Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal do all the time with their youngsters.
Having good relationships with clubs who will take the Newcastle bairns on loan, will be an important thing for the Newcastle club to develop, as Alan and the Newcastle coaches guide the young lads through to the Newcastle first team in the coming seasons.