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Carlisle Boss Delighted To Get Youngsters From Fantastic Club

Two of Newcastle youngsters who are regulars in the U21 team have been shipped out on loan to Carlisle United for a month – they will be at the Cumbrians until October 11th.

The two are forward Alex Gilliead and center-back Macaulay Gillesphey, who are both 19.

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Alex Gilliead – 19 year-old forward in England colors

Carlisle boss Keith Curle is delighted to get the pair, but they will have to fight for their places:

“I’ve spoken to the lads, their agents and to Peter Beardsley and everyone is of the understanding that they have to earn the right to get into our team.”

“They’re coming over to us from a fantastic football club and they have an excellent upbringing behind them.”

“We know they have ability in abundance but they’ve now got to earn the right to play their part in what is a successful team.”

“To do that they need to buy into the environment we’ve created, and show us they’re going to help us to keep pushing on.”

“They both want to come here and test themselves outside the comfort zone of Development Squad football.”

“It’s the next part of their progression and it will give them a chance to stake a claim to play some league football at an early age.”

Carlisle United play in League Two and they have 12 points from their first 7 games and are in 9th place, and out of a play-off place on goal difference only.

Winger Gilliead spent two weeks training with Coventry City recently, where young Adam Armstrong is on loan, and Alex has recently played for the England U20 team.

Gillesphey is a left-footed defender who usually plays at center-back but can also play at full-back.

Macaulay Gillesphey

Center-back Macaulay Gillesphey

We wish the two Newcastle lads luck in their four weeks out on loan at Carlisle.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Malackay

    Sep 14, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #1

    My hope for tonight’s line up:


  • JDdubai

    Sep 14, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    How you can pick a team choosing Colback instead of Haidara at LB is beyond comprehension. Unless he is injured that i have missed?

    Rest I agree with.

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 14, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Colback the most hardworking player in the team u put him as a Left back.

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Lilongwe, re the Tiunkerman, somewhat tongue in cheek…ie Tinkerman has leicester flying, but knowing us, we’d be crap under him anyway. On paper we probably have better players than Leics, but cant perform as well as them. Still early days and all that. We need more pace in the team, and more creativity . I like Anita but i cant see him and Colback being the answer, not at home anyway.

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Cant see that team happening…..anyway, Colback is too slow to be a full back.

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 14, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Positives so far this season:
    1. New Football Board.
    2. New Coaching staff.
    3. Improved Communication.
    4. Kept our best players
    5. Squad improvment and Good squad. 2 players per position.
    6. We are a family again. Players and Fans

    1. We havent yet won a game.
    2. Very poor offensively.
    3. Defensively ok but we shld notice we have shipped in 5 goals so far.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 14, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #7

    Colback can play LB. Haidara has to be the worst LB in the league im not a fan at all of him. Ok going forward that’s about it. Colback’s workrate is second to none though, I’d prefer him in the middle.


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