19 year-old defender Jeff Henderson has joined Gateshead on an initial one-month loan deal.
Jeff Henderson - one month lain at Gateshead
The Ashington-0born player, who attended Coquet High School, has been at Newcastle since he was 13 years-old, and while he is principally a defender, he can also play in central midfield.
Jeff trained with the Blue Square Premier club this morning, and Gatehead are currently 3rd in the league, with 27 points, just two points behind leaders Wrexham, after 14 games.
Henderson has played often for the Newcastle Reserves side, and had often captained the side last season, and we know Alan Pardew is keen to get the top young talent at Newcastle some first team games out on loan. Sounds good to us.
James Tavernier spent a very successful loan spell at Gateshead earlier this year, when he played 18 times for Gateshead, and James is now on loan at Carlisle United, where he has so far played 11 times.
Both Carlisle and Gateshead are clubs that Newcastle will be loaning out their youngsters to, and it seems a win-win for both those clubs and Newcastle too.
We wish Jeff every success during his loan spell across the River Tyne.