Exodus Starts – Newcastle Midfielder Leaves

There will be a number of Newcastle’s younger  players leaving in the summer, and the Newcastle web-site is reporting that 22 year-old local lad Conor Newton, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at St. Mirren, will be joining Rotherham United this summer.

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Conor Newton – in action at St. Mirren

That’s where James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic have been on loan this year, and Rotherham are in the play-off finals of League One, and will play Leyton Orient on Sunday at Wembley, for the right to play in the Championship next season.

It’s being reported the Newcastle-born player, who grew up in Whickham, has signed a two year deal at the Millers,  and will join them when his contract runs out at Newcastle at the end of June, and of course it has not been renewed.

Newton came through the Newcastle Youth Academy, but like a number of other young players at the club, he has been unable to make the jump to become a first team player.

Other younger players such as James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic and Shane Ferguson are also expected to leave the Newcastle club this summer, to get first team football elsewhere.

And it’s also thought that Rotherham would  like to sign Tavernier permanently, after some terrific performances from the 22 year-old  this season.

Conor never played for the Newcastle first team but the central midfielder spent two good seasons north of the border at St. Mirren, where he played 61 times with 8 goals.

We wish Conor every success for his future in football, and Rotherham seems like a good move for him, and they have done very well this season.

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