Newcastle put in a good performance last night at Aston Villa, as our U21 side came back from a goal down to win the game 2-1, with two goals coming from Newcastle’s star youngster Adam Armstrong.
Siem de Jong – a good 72 minutes last night
Both Siem de Jong and Adam Armstrong put in good performances and caught the eye last night, and both players have put themselves in the frame for the game at home to Swansea on Saturday afternoon.
It was Armstrong who got the brace that gave the U21 side an excellent win, although John Carver has been reticent to give the 18 year-old much playing time in the first team, even though we have very few goalscorers available.
Siem de Jong played 45 minutes against Derby County last Wednesday night, and last night he turned in another good 72 minute display, and hopefully we will see Siem on the bench on Saturday.
And Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra, who played the second half for Newcastle U21s last Wednesday night, had another good work-out last night and hit the woodwork twice against Villa.
This is the Newcastle U21s first win of the year, as most Newcastle teams are finding it hard to win games this year.
Paul Dummett has also returned to training this week but didn’t play tonight, and maybe the game on Saturday could come just a little too early for the Newcastle 23 year-old defender.