Newcastle will give youngsters Michael Richardson and Brad Inman new deals to stay on at Newcastle.
Brad Inman – will get a new deal to stay at Newcastle
However, as reported yesterday, there will be a number of youngsters who will leave Newcastle and will not be offered new deals this summer.
Those include Tamas Kadar, Joan Edmundsson, Jeff Henderson, Greg McDermott, Patrick Nzuzi, Dan Taylor and Amble-born Phil Airey.
Brad Inman was the winner of the famous “Wor Jackie Award” for the best young U18 player at the Newcastle club back in early 2010, but has not come on as much as had been hoped for, although he’s had injuries this season.
And midfielder Michael Richardson only joined Newcastle in the summer of 2010, after being given a trial with the club, and he gave up his job as an electrician with the Newcastle council, to join his home town club from Walker Central.
Richardson has been recovering from an ankle injury, but it seems Alan Pardew had been impressed with the 19-year-old.
It also seems that Australian Brad Inman, born in Perth and now now 20 years old, wants to go out on loan for the rest of the season.
One lad who has prospered really well in the last year, out on loan, is 20 year-old James Tavernier, who has played 43 times on loan at Gateshead, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday and now he’s at MK Dons.
That seems to be the best way to improve your game when you are a top youngster on Tyneside.
Inman is a skillful player and he has played for the Scotland U19 side, and qualifies for Scotland because his mother Lorraine was born in Glasgow, and the lad grew up in Adeleide supporting Newcastle United.
Another player staying at Newcastle will be left-sided defender Paul Dummett, who did well when he brought over for the American tour to fill in for Danny Simpson, , but he has also just returned from an ankle injury that has interrupted his season.
Local lad Dummett has won caps at Wales Under-21 level, and he looks a promising defender.
With the news yesterday that owner Mike Ashley will invest even more in youth development and scouting at Newcastle, the standards will be a lot higher now, and there is expected to be an influx of new top youngsters to the club during the summer.