We were pleased to see 19 year-old Haris Vuckic loaned out to Cardiff City a couple of weeks ago, and he has already played for the Welsh side three times.
Mehdi Abeid – top young Newcastle midfielder may go to Doncaster
And Newcastle manager Alan Pardew at the time said they were also looking to loan out out other top central midfielder Mehdi Abeid, who has started for Newcastle twice this season.
News today that Doncaster Rovers are one of a number of Championship clubs who are interested in taking the French-born youngster on loan.
Alan Pardew is keen that his up and coming youngsters get regular games, and we already have Fraser Forster and James Tavernier out on loan, in addition to Vuckic.
Alan Smith is also seeing out his contract on loan at MK Dons, which is where Tavernier is at the moment.
Newcastle have already let it be known to Championship clubs, that Abeid is available to go out on loan, and there has apparently been a good response to that.
Dean Sanders, the former Newcastle United coach, has been keen to bring in loan players since he took over the job last year at Doncaster, and they already have former Newcastle right back Habib Beye at the club.
Leeds United are also understood said to be interested in Abeid, and they have recently lost loanee Fabian Delph, who is out of action for the rest of the season.
But with Leeds United currently without a manager, we wonder if the Board will go ahead and bring in a loan player before they appoint the new manager.
Sacked manager Simon Grayson was appointed as the new Huddersfield manager yesterday, after former Newcastle player and coach Lee Clark had been surprisingly fired at the Yorkshire club.
Billy Davies, the former Preston, Derby County and Nottingham Forest manager seems in the frame to get the Leeds United job.
Mehdi has started two games for Newcastle this season, in the League Cup win at Nottingham Forest and the FA Cup defeat of Blackburn Rovers at St. James’ Park and Newcastle have high hopes for the Algerian U23 International.
And Pardew had this to say about his young gun:
“We are trying to get Abeid out. He needs to play regular football for us.”
It wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle reach a deal to send Abeid to Doncaster before Saturday, when Rovers entertain Peterborough United at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Shane Ferguson may also be sent out on loan to get some playing time, but with his promising form in the second half at White Hart Lane, he may get some playing time in the Newcastle first team, before the end of the season.