Some good news today that two of our very best youngsters – Shane Ferguson and Sammy Ameobi – have returned to Newcastle after their loan spells at Birmingham and Middlesbrough respectively.
Shane Ferguson - playing for Birmingham
Both lads will have picked up some vital first team experience in their time out on loan since January.
And in particular Shane Ferguson seems to have been very impressive at Birmingham, so perhaps we can see the lad on the left-wing put one of those pin-point crosses over for Papiss Cisse to put home.
And Sammy Ameobi was even in the party that traveled to West Ham for Saturday’s game, although did not make the bench.
Sammy Ameobi – at Middlesbrough
Sammy played nine times for Middlesbrough with one goal and Shane made 11 appearances at Lee Clark’s Birmingham with one goal.
Shane Ferguson will return this week after ending his loan spell at Birmingham in the last game of the Championship season, when Birmingham drew 1-1 at home to Blackburn, and Shane played the whole game at left-back.
Birmingham finished in 12th place and Middlesbrough slipped to 16th position, and Wolves finished second bottom and were relegated for a second successive season.
We feel for their fans.
It’s good to have the two youngsters back in the squad.
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