Remie Streete is one of Newcastle’s top young players and he turned 18 last month, but the 6’2″ center-back is one of the special players, who Newcastle hope will come through big time in the next year or so.
Remie Streete – top young player for Newcastle
The South Shields lad was impressing Alan Pardew big time early in the year, when he suffered a serious ankle injury playing in the Newcastle Reserves side at St. James’ Park against Sunderland, and the son of former Wolves player Floyd Streete has recently returned to full-time training.
Earlier this year Alan Pardew pointed to Adam Campbell and Remie as being two young players who would be joining the first team squad for the rest of last season, and of course Adam has already made his debut for Newcastle this season, and Adam himself is now fit again.
The news is that Remie Streete is training again with the first team squad and is again looking impressive, and don’t be surprised if this lad makes the bench for Newcastle in the next few months.
This is what Remie told the local press today:
“I know I’ll be given a chance when I’m ready – that’s all you can ask for as a player.” “Hopefully, I’ll take that chance, whenever it comes.” “I’ve got to get match fit, and play as many games as I can. Hopefully, I can stay away from injuries.”
“It’ll be good to just get back to playing football.” “The fitness work has been getting harder, but it’s all worthwhile.” “At some point, every player’s going to be out for two or three months.” “Everyone goes through it. But not being able to play for eight months is hard.”
“Now I can see light at the end of the tunnel – it’s just good to be out there training again.” “The rehab’s gone well. I just want to get out there and enjoy playing football now.” “The manager’s spoken to me a few times to see how things have been going. I’ve just got to work hard and keep on going.”
“I’m still only 18 – for a defender that’s quite a young age.” “I’ve got to thank the medical staff and the physios and fitness coaches.” “When I first did it, I thought when I came back it wouldn’t be the same, but it’s completely gone. I feel fine.” “I’ve got to thank all the staff.”
Remie won the inaugural Jack Hixon award last year, named in memory of the scout who first discovered Alan Shearer and remained friends with the Geordie striker for the rest of his life, and earlier this year Streete was the recipient of the Wor Jackie Award.
That’s given out to the best Newcastle U18 player each year, and is named after the great Newcastle number 9 – Ashington-born Jackie Milburn – who scored 200 goals for Newcastle United in his career.
This lad is a promising player for Newcastle, and that’s putting it mildly.
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