A Newcastle Reserve side beat Gateshead Reserves 5-0 at Darsley Park in Benton yesterday afternoon.
Daniel-Situ-Buyente – on trial at Newcastle
And Newcastle took the chance of giving some top youngsters a game as Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson, Sylvain Marveaux, Nile Ranger and Mehdi Abeid all played some part in the game.
Newcastle are giving trials to two Lens youngsters, who have both played for the France Youth sides through U19 level, and they both played the full game yesterday.
Daniel Situ-Buyente (Danny Situ) stands 6’2″ tall is a leader on and off the field and has captained all France youth sides he has played in, and he scored one of Newcastle’s goals yesterday in their 5-0 win.
He was born in Rouen in March, 1992, is of Congolese descent and plays as a centre back or as a defensive midfielder, and the lad is known for his robust physique and sheer physical strength. Situ looks a top prospect and has played at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels for France.
The other trialist was William Rémy, shown above, who was born in April 1991 in Courbevoie, and is currently on loan at Championnat National club US Créteil-Lusitanos from RC Lens. He made his debut for Lens back in 2008 as a 17 year-old.
William stands 6′ tall, is a central defender and has played for the France U17, U18 and U19 levels, and he also scored one of the goals in yesterday’s game.
We’ll see how both of the French lads do, but it’s good we are looking at some defenders, and don’t be surprised if Newcastle sign both of these top youngsters up.
And Sylvain Marveaux played the whole game yesterday, as he is trying to get match fit and certainly Peter Beardsley talked in lyrical terms about the player’s performance yesterday:
“That was Marveaux’s first 90 minutes for the club and I thought he was outstanding,”
“A lot of the things he did were simple but effective and I was very, very impressed. He very rarely gave the ball away and that’s the sign of a good player.”
“Sometimes the hardest pass can be a five yard pass, because you want to be clever, but he was never trying to be clever and I really thought he was outstanding.”
“I have to be honest, I hadn’t seen loads of him when he was at Rennes but I was very impressed.”
Great players always make things look so easy (it’s so annoying!), and of course Peter Beardsley knows exactly what he’s talking about, being one of Newcastle’s all time greats.