It looks like Alan Pardew will be sending a number of Newcastle’s young players out on loan this season, and Northern Ireland International Shane Ferguson has already joined Birmingham on loan for the full season, so we’ll be following his progress this season in the Championship.
James Tavernier – playing against Amitros last season in Europa League
And there is also news today that James Tavernier will join Shrewsbury Town on loan, but it’s only initially for a month, but could well be extended.
James did well when he went out on loan to Gateshead in January two years ago when he played 18 times and got rave reviews, and since then he’s been at Carlisle (17 appearances), Sheffield Wednesday (8 appearances) and Milton Keynes Dons (8 appearances), but last season stayed on Tyneside.
James made 8 appearances for Newcastle last season, but was one of the youngsters who disappointed in what turned out to be a relegation-fighting season for Newcastle.
James signed a three year deal last July, but in truth he had a disappointing time of it last season, and the Bradford-born 21 year-old will hope he can get first team games this season, starting at Shrewsbury.
Other lads likely to go out on loan include Paul Dummett or Massadio Haidara, Adam Campbell, Jak Alnwick, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton and Curtis Good.
21 year-old Australian Brad Inman has not taken up the one year extension that was offered by Newcastle, and he is now a free agent, with Crewe Alexandra said to be interested in signing him full time .
Brad played 26 times for Crewe earlier this year on loan and scored 8 goals for the Railwaymen.
Haris Vuckic could also be loaned out, depending on how he does in pre-season, and if the Slovenian does well he will be in Newcastle’s first team squad for next season, which is what we expect.
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