The emergency loan deadline is today, and it remains to be seen what Newcastle do with some of our younger players, although we have five on loan at Rangers and none – such as potentially Haris Vuckic and Remie Streete – were recalled when we were hit by injuries and suspensions, and we currently have only 13 senior outfield players available to play.
18 year-old Olivier Kemen – could be sen ton loan
We suppose if things become even worse – after all there’s still two months and eight games to play in the season – we’ll have no other choice but to play some youngsters.
So because of that Newcastle will need to be very careful about who they send out on loan, and we should ensure if necessary we can recall them – just in case we need them.
It doesn’t look like we did that too much with the previous loan deals we made for our players this season.
The young players Newcastle could consider sending out on loan so they can get first team games include central midfielder Olivier Kemen, striker Tom Heardman, forward Callum Roberts and perhaps striker Adam Armstrong and defender Lubo Satka.
But the last two have been on the bench for the last two or three games for the first team, and while we are down to 13 available senior outfield players, surely we need to keep Adam and Lubo available.
It’s important that youngsters get first team games, but it’s also important that Newcastle can field a full team through the end of the season.
And this at the moment must be one of the weakest squads we have had available in a long time, because of injuries and also suspensions, and reckless planning by Newcastle’s upper management.
Maybe our lack of players will show owner Mike Ashley that we need to have a bigger squad for next season.
That would cost more money so it’s got to be a maybe.
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