News today that Curtis Good, the Melbourne Heart 19 year-old center-back, has had his trial at Newcastle extended.
Curtis Good - trial extended to end of this week
Good left Melbourne at the end of the A-League season, for a 10-day trial with Newcastle, who are surging the the English Premier League and are in 4th position above Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool, and they could make the European Champions League next season.
A Europa league position is already guaranteed for the Newcastle club, who are the in-form team in England at the moment.
Curtis impressed in his first season in the A-League, and the 6’2″ left-sided central defender is a powerful, ball-playing defender.
Good arrived on Tyneside on 15th April, and was scheduled to leave Newcastle early this week, but he will now be staying on Tyneside through this Friday, so that Alan Pardew and others can take a closer look at the youngster.
The 19 year-old had this to say on Newcastle’s web-site:
“It’s just a short trial. I’ll just train and play games, and if they’re happy, I’ll hopefully get an offer, but if not, then I’ll just enjoy the experience,”
Good has played around 25 times for Heart and he was a standout in the A-League last season for one so young, and in his first full season down under.
Newcastle are always on the look-out for good young players (excuse the pun), so this is good news for Good (it’s getting worse), but the extension doesn’t necessarily mean Newcastle will offer him a contract.
The standards at Newcastle are rising all the time, but the lad has obviously impressed the Newcastle coaching staff over the last 10 days.
Curtis tuned 19 only last month, and has played 3 times for the Australian U20 side, and he would be one for the future at Newcastle.