Alan Pardew seems determined to send most of Newcastle’s young players out on loan this season to get first team experience, but three of our best youngsters may stay on Tyneside, to fight it out for a place in the Newcastle first team.
Paul Dummett – in action in pre-season
Those three youngsters are Newcastle-born Sammy Ameobi and Paul Dummett, and Slovenian star Haris Vuckic.
Paul has come through great this summer, after his very successful loan spell at St. Mirren last season, and has looked impressive in pre-season at left-back for the Magpies.
Paul had this to say to say in the Evening Chronicle:
“It is great that the manager is giving local players the opportunity.” “It gives you something to aim for.” “I’ve supported Newcastle all my life.”
“So it’s a dream to be given the chance to play at St James’ Park and pull on a black-and-white shirt for the first team.” “Hopefully there will be more coming through the ranks.” “But my aim is to just work hard and strive for getting a chance.”
“It was great for me to get that first-team experience week-in, week-out.” “It prepares you well for life at Newcastle.” “The SPL is a competitive division and obviously we won the cup at Hampden Park too, which was a great feeling.”
“I also played in big games at Celtic as well in front of crowds like at Newcastle, so it all helps.” “It has been good for me to get that chance.” “We are all just working steadily towards the first game.”
“Fitness is very important and it has been good to get those minutes under my belt.”
Sammy Ameobi looked very good in an England shirt for the last 30 minutes of the England U21 side’s 6-0 annihilation of the Scotland U21 side, and he will likely see some action at the Etihad Stadium next Monday night.
Pardew has been extremely pleased with all three lads this summer, and had this to say about them:
“They are all in contention, but need to keep working towards the first week.”
Of the three youngsters, Haris Vuckic may still be sent out on loan, but this will still depend on how he shows up in training, and how Haris performs if used in the first few Newcastle games of the season.
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