This Young Player Showing Promise At Newcastle

Jamaal Lascelles was a little bit stupid for the way he allowed himself to be sent off at Everton – and at the time we said it was a learning experience for the inexperienced 22 year-old center-back we brought in from Nottingham Forest.

We have been quite impressed with the form of Jamaal recently and until that incident he had given a good account of himself at Everton – and this lad could become a good player for us in the future.

Certainly he is a threat from set pieces and is a good header of the ball, so he’s the type of player who could score goals from set-plays for us.

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Jamaal Lascelles in action at Manchester City

Jamaal has been interviewed today and he started off by talking about the Everton red card:

 “Up until the red card I thought I was doing quite well.” “But it’s one of those where I can learn from it.”

“Credit to Ross, he was really smart with what he did. He stopped and I ran into the back of him, he knew what he was doing.”

“I know what I did wrong, and we’ve got to take the positives from the game.”

“It was an excellent result on Saturday – really pleased for the boys,”  “Every game we need to treat it like it’s a cup final.”

“We’ve got to be getting points. We can’t be losing and we can’t really be drawing either.”

“If we play like we did against West Brom then we’ll have no problems.” “Now we’re at the stage, a crucial time where we need to start winning games.”

“We’ve got some good players. We’ve bought more good players. We’ve got pace, and Doumbia came in and played really well.”

“So, hopefully, he’ll come in and do a job for us at the weekend.”

Good words from Lascelles and so far this season he has played 9 games with one goal for us and he seems to be getting better under the coaching of Steve McClaren and his team.

It would be great if Jamaal can start coming thorough this season and who knows he may be pressing for a first team starting place as early as next season.

Comments welcome.