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.