James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic, Curtis Good and Adam Campbell are unlikely to see much first team football this season, so we would expect Alan Pardew to send these players out on loan, but we haven’t seen that yet, apart from a short loan spell at Shrewsbury Town by Tavernier for a couple of games, before he was injured and returned to Newcastle.
Gael Bigirimana – needs first team games
These players will play in the Newcastle U21 side, but Paul Dummett showed the way to quickly progress is by playing first team football out on loan, and both he and Conor Newton excelled at St. Mirren, and Conor is back there getting more first team games north of the border.
Conor has 20 games for St, Mirren And has eight so far this season.
Shane Ferguson is out on loan at Birmingham City for the season, and he’s so far played 11 times there, after playing for them 11 times on loan last season.
Midfielder Mehdi Abeid is at Panathinaikos for the season, and so far he has fives games for the Greek side with one goal.
Romain Amalfitano never came through last season, and the Frenchman is on loan at second division French club Dijon FCO, although his older brother Morgan is playing well for West Brom this season, on loan from Marseilles.
So if James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic, Curtis Good and Adam Campbell are to quickly progress, surely the best thing is for them to go out on loan.
Australian Curtis Good had a good spell at Bradford City last season, and played 9 times there and even at Wembley against Swansea in the Capital Cup final, and this season in the Capital One Cup 3rd round tie at Morecambe, he made his first team debut for Newcastle.
Sammy Ameobi and Paul Dummett are too close to the first team to be sent out on loan, and both players can do a job for the Newcastle first team this season.
But for the other five – they need first team games – somewhere.
What do you think?
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