We were wondering if Sean Longstaff would keep in the team now that both Ki and Diame were fit again.
Rafa kept both Longstaff and Hayden in the starting eleven and both players well.
But Sean had another great game and as we had mentioned recently maybe he will keep his place through the end of the season.
Nothing seems too much for this lad and his skill and performances belie his age of 21.
Sean Longstaff – another outstanding game from the 21-year-old
And of course he’s a North Shields lad and Rafa must be delighted at unearthing such a talent since December when we were short of central midfielders.
Well, we have found one now and Rafa will know how to manage the lad in his development: the relationship between manager and player seems to be first class.
Sean was excellent for us last night and way and above our best player.
We trust his family and the senior Newcastle players will help him keep his feet on the ground, although he is a modest and unassuming lad.
But hey – he looks like a future superstar, who has now started the last 8 games for the team.
It could also help us to keep Rafa at Newcastle; it’s got to be hard for the manager to walk away from a budding outstanding future player not to mention all those adoring fans.
Sean is easily our Man of the Match last night with a whopping 75% of the vote – well done lad!