With the loan spell successes of 19 year-old Curtis Good at Bradford, 20 year-old Brad Inman at Crewe Alexandra and 21 year-old Conor Newton at St. Mirren, it’s hardly surprising that Newcastle have allowed 21 year-old Paul Dummett to return on loan to St. Mirren for the rest of the season, and we could see as many as five more players sent out on loan soon.
Conor Newton in action for St. Mirren
Xisco may be sent out on loan today if the right offer is made for him, and that’s likely to be the last we see of the Spaniard, after he’s been at Newcastle five years this summer, but has only played 11 times for the Newcastle first team in that period.
Alan Pardew has already said that he wants Newcastle’s top youngsters like Sammy Ameobi, Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier and Jak Alnwick to go out on loan to get first team experience, and we could see all five players move out in the next couple of weeks.
And Massadio Haidara made his first outing for the Newcastle U21 side yesterday as we lost 3-0 to Reading in a behind the scenes game, with young goalkeeper Jak Alnwick being sent off in that game.
It’s hard for top youngsters to advance quickly when all they play is Reserves games – so we should see a lot more of Newcastle’s youngsters out on loan next season and in the seasons ahead.
18 year-old Adam Campbell, who got some praise from Alan Pardew a couple of days ago, when he said the North Shields lad was unlucky not to make the traveling squad for the Aston Villa game after impressing in training, could also see some time out on loan before the end of the season.
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