Newcastle United U-23 manager Ben Dawson has said that former Leeds manager Neil Redfearn will be working for a couple of weeks at Newcastle to help him out.
It seems we are short of coaching staff for the U23, so Neil has agreed to come in and help Dawson with the U23 coaching in the short-term.
And Ben has complimented Achraf Lazaar on his attitude while training with the U23 side.
Achraf Lazaar – bubbly and enthi=usiastic
It’s got to be difficult for the 17 times capped Moroccan International after he went on loan to Benevento last season and was left out of their squad in January so didn’t get any games this year.
This is what Ben has said about the 26-year-old :
“He’s been great,” “He’s bubbly, he’s enthusiastic every day but to be fair to him he works hard.”
“To be fair to him he works hard, but the lads aren’t frightened to tell him if his levels are just dropping a bit.”
“It’s been good and he takes it on the chin.”
“You can see when you get the ball into wide areas the quality he puts into the box.”
“Hopefully, some of those younger lads, that play in similar position, can learn from him.”
It’s good that Achraf is staying upbeat and maybe he can get a loan to some other club in January.
It just hasn’t worked out for him at Newcastle for whatever reason.
He played 10 times for the Newcastle first team.