Newcastle’s Best Young Players Make Good Move


Three of Newcastle’s best young players – all 19 years old – England U21 goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, North Shields born forward Callum Roberts and South Shields born central midfielder Sean Longstaff are off to play in the Scottish Premier League for the rest of the season with former Newcastle player and coach Lee Clark, who is now the manager of Kilmarnock.

Kilmarnock are currently in 10th position of the 12 Scottish Premier League clubs, so they can do with some help for the rest of the season and it’s a great opportunity for the trio of young Newcastle players.


Sean Longstaff, Callum Roberts and goalkeeper Freddie Woodman

This is what Newcastle put out on the web-site about the youngsters:

“United youngsters Sean Longstaff, Callum Roberts and Freddie Woodman have all joined Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on loan until the end of the season.”

“Managed by former Magpies midfielder Lee Clark, Killie currently sit tenth in the standings – though they are only three points shy of the top half.”

“Longstaff is the leading marksman for Peter Beardsley’s second-string this term, with ten goals to his name in all competitions.”

“For Woodman, it is the third loan move of his career so far, the ‘keeper having previously enjoyed spells with Hartlepool United and Crawley Town.”

“Roberts, meanwhile – who spent a short period with Gateshead during the 2014/15 campaign – has netted six times in his last nine appearances for Beardsley’s side.”

“That  included a first half winner in Saturday’s Premier League 2 Division Two clash against Brighton & Hove Albion at Little Benton.”

“The trio could make their competitive bow for Killie when Hamilton Academical visit Rugby Park in the Scottish Cup later this month.”

It’s a really good opportunity for the three youngsters, who are three of our best and brightest.

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6 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #1
  • G

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Of the 3 players only woodman looks like he has a big future in the sport. Delighted if the other 2 prove me wrong though.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Thought this was a clever article about Curtis Good
    That lad must of signed a 15 year contract!

    On the whole keeper thing, let’s hope the Mackems are relegated and forced to sell Pickford and he wants to stay local…

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #4

    We need to win the reply lads then away to Oxford

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Tiote and Colback did well for us when paired late last year. Tiote just hadn’t played at all, and it showed. He probably would need 3 or 4 games to get up to speed, and of course won’t get them.

    You want to ideally bring in or on replacements who are match fit, and of course that goes for mid season transfers too.

    Barring injury our central midfield will continue to be out of Shelvey, Hayden and Colback, with Shelvey basically starting every game if fit.

    If we sign someone as back up, fine , but expect to see little of him, and then not much if we do.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 9, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #6

    You do start to wonder if they will ever play for our first team.

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