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Impressive Newcastle Youngster Destined For Bigger Things

Luton Town are currently 4th top of League Two with 24 points from their first 15 league games and Newcastle loanee Alex Gilliead has played very well for them so far this season.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones freely admits he would like to keep the 20 year-old forward at Luton permanently, if he could.

The Newcastle youngster has so far played 10 times for Luton with one goal, but Nathan Jones thinks the Shotley Bridge born player is destined for higher things in his career.


Alex Gilliead in England’s colors

Here’s what the Luton Town manager has told the press about Alex:

“It’s a little bit early but we’d love to have him in our ranks permanently,” “That’s the type of player he is, that’s the type of player we look for.”

“But no, let’s let the boy settle, let him continue his development and I’m sure Newcastle are delighted with how he’s playing and the performances he’s putting in.

“I believe he’s going to be a thoroughbred player.” “I believe he’s going to be a Premier League player.”

“He’s kind of backing up my words.”

Gilliead has played for the England U16. U17, U18 and U20 sides so far – and last season he was on loan at Carlisle United  and played 41 games for the Cumbrian club in all competitions with 5 goals and 8 assists.

When he returns to Newcastle in pre-season next summer, Rafa Benitez will assess the youngster and decide if he needs to go out on loan again and if so which division he should be playing in.

Alex is getting good playing time this season at The Hatters and he did the same thing last season at Carlisle and that will be helping a lot in his development as a footballer.

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51 comments so far


    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #41


  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #42


    You or anyone else won’t annoy me so carry on.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #43

    See you next year squelch. … no hang on a minue!

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #44

    Good result by the Potters tonight.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #45

    Now where was i before I was rudely interrupted oh yes this weekends match, hoping to get a win before the two week break and then hopefully like last week other results going our way again, although I can’t see both Huddersfield and Norwich losing 5-0 again, would be nice though.

    Ha ha ha

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #46

    like I said gents carry on, i won’t go to Ed unlike some.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #47

    Jail for Ashley
    October 31, 2016
    You can’t go getting upset on a Newcastle United blog because a shit fourth division club like Swansea who’ve punched well above their weight in the last few years are about to be relegated, welcome to our world. Maybe Barca will tire of Luis Anglaise and he’ll come and rejuvinate you!

    Punching above our weight, ha ha ha, what the frig have Newcastle been doing over the last few years should have got relagated about 5 times.

    Don’t make laugh, you are a joke.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #49

    So you’re digging me out about my clubs fortunes, a Swansea fan on a Newcastle blog who only ever mentions Charlie Austen and Alan Pardew, are you taking the pi$$ half wit?

  • bettyswallocks

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #50

    Welshie…….. I’ve been out, missed the match. What was the score mate?

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #51


    Actually a Newcastle fan on a Newcastle blog, you have a go at swans I’ve got a right to defend them.


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