Another Newcastle Youngster Sent To Coventry

Newcastle have announced that Gael Bigirimaina who we signed from Coventry in the summer fo 2012 is returning to his previous club on loan.

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Gael Bigirimana – returns to Coventry

Here is the statement that has been put on the Newcastle web-site:

Newcastle United midfielder Gael Bigirimana has joined League One side Coventry City on an emergency loan deal until the New Year.

The 22-year-old originally moved to the Magpies from the Sky Blues in July 2012 and he returns to the Ricoh Arena on a temporary basis until 3rd January, 2016.

Bigirimana, who has made 13 Premier League appearances for United, has been a regular for the Club’s under-21 side and made his senior international debut for Burundi in a 2-2 draw away to DR Congo on Sunday.

He joins fellow Newcastle player Adam Armstrong on loan at Coventry.

Gael has had a strange time at Newcastle and in his first season on board he looked like a budding superstar when he made 25 appearances with one goal for the club.

He made 10 appearances in the Europa League and 13 appearances in the Premier League and one appearance each in the League Cup and the FA Cup in that first season.

But since that time he’s played only a couple of times for the first team as his star seems to have fallen on Tyneside.

Before he arrived at Newcastle he was a star at Coventry and played for them 28 times – so hopefully he can add to that total before the end of the year – and we hope it does him the world of good.

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