Newcastle Youngster Shows Ambition – Undecided About Future

Alex Gilliead is on a loan spell at Luton Town until early January and he is impressing a lot of people at the club, including manager Nathan Jones, who believes Alex is so good he can become a regular Premier League player in the future.

Alex was on loan for the season at Carlisle United last year and he played 41 games with 5 goals and so far at Luton he has 10 appearances with one goal.


Alex Gillead after scoring for Luton Town

The England U-20 International is ambitious and keen to make it at Newcastle, but he’s doing what he needs to do right now and that is to get first team games out on loan.

Gilliead scored his first goal for Luton in the 2–0 home win over West Brom U-23 team in the first round of the EFL Trophy at the beginning of October.

Alex was asked about his immediate future and where that would be:

“I’m not sure yet “I’ll have to speak to Newcastle to see what they want me to do, because I’m their player.”

“I’ve obviously been in contact with Nathan, and I’ll just decide when the time comes and when we’re all happy to sit down and talk about it.”

“I’ve got to keep working hard, because I want to be in Newcastle’s first team.”

It’s not known yet whether Alex will spend the whole season on loan at Luton, with the current loan spell running out on 7th January.

Gilliead has represented England at U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-20 levels so far in his short career and the forward is an exciting prospect at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • TyneMouth

    Nov 2, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #1
  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #2

    If we get promoted, I would go for Shaqiri and Sebastian Haller. We should sign Knockeart in January and keep Thauvin for next season. We need more flair.

  • Our Toon

    Nov 2, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #3

    I see Ings is out for the season. Can’t remember who I was debating before the season started but as predict he was always likely to not be the same after his injury. Much like Rodriguez

  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 2, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #4

    I wanted ManU in the next round of the EFL Cup to provide an opportunity on which to judge our improvement under Rafa. The match with Hull will be a battling affair that will challenge our ability to break down a more robust opposition. I hope we are able to play on the front foot and mark our card regarding PL promotion.

  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Apropos nothing in particular some bloggrs might find this thread fom just over two years quite interesting.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #6

    The problem with getting Hull is that we are the favorites and will be expected to break them down would have been better to have played someone like Man Utd who would be expected to break us down and be open to the counter attack!

    In saying that Hull could be cut adrift by the time we play them and might just play the youngsters which could be a good thing or a bad thing really

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #7

    You should find it interesting and poignant, there’s over three hundred posts on a Sunday morning and no sign of you or Jeff from Benwell, what does that tell us?

  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail for Ashley
    Jib, there’s over three hundred posts on a Sunday morning and no sign of you, what does that tell us?
    That your not as clever as you think you are and really cannot spot my style as you claim.


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