News today that Newcastle have recalled defender James Tavernier from his loan spell at Gateshead.
James Tavernier – loan spell at Gateshead comes to an abrupt end
With the injuries and suspensions Newcastle have suffered lately it seems sensible to recall a youngster who has already shown he can play well for the Newcastle first team.
The move has been forced by James Perch picking up a red card in the Reserve game against Manchester United earlier in the week, and now being suspended for three games, and of course James can offer cover at right back, and can also play at center-back at a stretch.
It’s a bit of pity for James, who was playing well for Gateshead and getting valuable first team experience there, and he played 18 times at Gateshead in total, and so far has two appearances for the Newcastle first team.
The Gateshead manager Ian Bogie now has until 5:00pm tomorrow to bring in replacement for James on loan.
James Tavernier will now be part of the Newcastle first team for their final 8 games of the season, and like other 19 years olds at the club, Shane Ferguson and Michael Richardson, seems one of the brightest youngsters on Tyneside at the moment.
The Bradford-born player joined Leeds United as a 9 year old before being picked up by Newcastle back in 2008, and he’s been impressive since then for both the U-18 Youth side and the Newcastle Reserve side.