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Two Newcastle Youngsters To Be Sent Out On Loan

Left back come winger Shane Ferguson, and striker come central midfielder and local lad, Ryan Donaldson, are  expected to be moved out on-loan next week.

Shane Ferguson – needs first team games

Chris Hughton has to decide which of the youngsters will need to get first team experience to progress further in their football careers,  and he has hinted that these two lads could well get loan spells.

The loan market opens next week, so Chris has a little bit of time before then to decide who needs to go out for loan spells, and he seems keen for England U19 international Donaldson and Shane Ferguson to gain some first team experience.

Chris told the Evening Chronicle yesterday:

“Maybe Shane Ferguson and Ryan Donaldson are the type of players who are in the middle and need to go out on loan.”

“We don’t need to make those decisions this week, we’ll look at it again. We don’t expect many more going out on loan, possibly one, maybe two.”

Shane Fergusoin looked a good player at left back at Accrington Stanley, and of course he has the unique fact that he played for his country, Northern Ireland, before he played for the Newcastle first team.

He made his International debut when he came on as a substitute in a 3–0 friendly defeat to Italy on 6th June 2009, and Accrington Stanley was his debut for Newcastle.

Shane was also called up for the 2011 U21 European Championship qualifier against Germany on 13th November last year, but he was on the bench.

Ryan Donaldson is a former St. Cuthberts schoolboy, and is a regular right now with the England U19 squad.

Ryan has played 10 times for the England U19 side with one goal,  and while playing 15 times for the England U17 side,  he scored 10 goals.

We expect both players to go out on loan next week, but the question is whether any more of the Newcastle youngsters will join him out on loan.

Newcastle currently have LuaLua at Brighton and Fraser Forster at Celtic.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • umermaliknz

    Sep 4, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #1

    I really liked the look of Ryan Donaldson at Accrington. Even though he played out of position as a cm. He looks like a player with a touch of class. Sort of like fabregas in the way he plays. Neat touches, quick swivels, neat tug-backs to change the point of attack etc. Very articulated.

    Shane Ferguson seemed decent, although he seems a few pounds to light. In my opinion he would’ve been ok as back up to enrique but I guess hoots has other plans.

  • Doha Mag

    Sep 4, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #2

    I expect quite a few of our youngsters going out on loan this season including Ben Tozer who is now at the cross roadsof his very short career. Regular football will hopefully see him fulfill that early promise that made him such an exciting prospect as a teenager……….

  • Newutd

    Sep 4, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #3


    “Ben’s been out pre-season to a couple of clubs. We have told him we would be prepared to let him go on loan,” said Hughton.

  • thelady

    Sep 4, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Re Ferguson – A young Roy Keane was once told that he was too small to be a pro footballer and didn’t even get to England until he was 19. George Best was never capped at under age level for N. Ireland. The youngsters develop at different stages.

  • umermaliknz

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #5


    dude, that’s presuming that every player makes it big… some don’t develop enough at all.

  • thelady

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Understand what you’re saying! Just making the point that sometimes it takes a little longer for some kids to mature. He does look small but he seemed to be capable enough against the Accie’s, from what I saw of it.

  • toonster88

    Sep 4, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #7

    realy find these two very talented.imo they r as equally talented as carroll.along with tavernier,inman and tozer.they may seem green now but they r our future as carroll was when shearer was around.must use all effort to strengthen their potential and talent.i realy think a loan is good for them.they need 2 play as much as possible now.much better than being in the first team bench

  • toonster88

    Sep 4, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #8

    and it seems vukic,edmundsson,n from the reserves mclaughlinn greg mcdermott are moving in the right direction.the reserves or u21 team may not always get the limelight but i bet u a million we’ll be shouting for them a few years from now

  • baro

    Sep 4, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Good decision to send them out on loan. We have a lot of descent youngsters coming in. My favorite ones are Nile Ranger and Haris Vuckic. In a couple of years it will be AARON SPEAR our new ‘Rooney!

  • Sav

    Sep 5, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #10

    Looks like Tavernier is considered Ist team back-up as no loan mooted for him. But I think Vukic would benefit from a loan spell until Xmas – I think we have enough to cover until then – and after Xmas we’ll also have Gozza back.
    For the longer term benefit of the club Hoots needs to get these lads out on loan. We may miss Vukic to get a run-out once or twice, but if he is loaned out to get regular games at a decent level, he’ll come back twice the player.


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