Remie Streete traveled with the first team for the very first time for the game at Old Trafford on Wednesday and the 18 year-old is being brough quickly though the ranks, and along with 17 year-old Adam Campbell they are two really promising teenagers Newcastle have on the books at the moment.
Remie Streete – training at Benton
Remie has just recovered form a long term ankle injury after he was stretchered off in a Reserve game against Sunderland back in March, and he still has to play for Newcastle u21 (Reserves) side this season.
He returned to full training about four weeks ago, and the 6’2″ tall strong central defender had this to say on the Newcastle web-site yesterday:
“We were just finishing training on Monday afternoon and JC (John Carver) came over and said ‘you’re involved in the squad, you’re training on Christmas day.'” “So I was more than happy to come in.”
“I was just happy to be travelling down – anything else was a bonus. I got to warm up and then got to watch the game as well so that was a bonus and hopefully I can keep working hard in the Reserves and make it a regular thing.”
“It’s not too dissimilar to going away with the Reserves; you get your preparation right, there’s set times for the meals and no-one’s late, and the aim is to try and come and get a result but unfortunately we couldn’t, although I thought we were fantastic.”
“Me and Adam Campbell were travelling and we knew it was going to between me and him who missed out on the squad and obviously it was me, but I don’t mind. It was my first time – he’s been away a few times – but I was more than happy for him to be on the bench this time.”
“I’ve had a good three or four weeks of training under my belt now. I was disappointed to miss out on the Reserve game at Southampton the other night but I’m just glad to have got a couple of weeks of training under my belt and be back fit.” “Before I was fit it was one of the worst times I’ve had.”
“I was just coming in every day, running and doing everything I could to get back fit. And I’m just glad to be back fit now and hopefully playing some games in the New Year.” “I’ve trained a little bit with the Reserves, a little bit with the first-team, so I just want to keep training as hard as I can and get as many minutes under my belt as possible and get back to where I was before.”
There are great things expected of this youngster, and maybe he will make his first team debut for Newcastle before the end of the season – we’ll have to wait and see on that one.
And we even thought that Adam Campbell may have had a run-out at Old Trafford since one of the things the Red Devils are not good at – is defending against quick skillful players – which is exactly what Adam Campbell is.
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