The Chronicle had a report out this morning that Steve Bruce called up 16-year-old Joe White to the train with the Newcastle first team.
Joe White is a versatile midfielder who joined Newcastle from the Carlisle youth academy. He generally plays as an attacking midfielder but made 3 appearances as a striker for Newcastle U18s last season. He played 13 times and had 2 goals with 4 assists.
Joe White– promising young midfielder though it looks like it’s 1971
It’s a positive sign that Steve Bruce has called the young lad up to train with the first team at just 16 years of age. He must be absolutely buzzing with excitement at the experience. He must also really be impressing the academy coaches.
We feel that youth development is so important for Newcastle. The club now seem to be determined to focus more on youth.
They recently announced a restructuring of the coaching set up at the academy. Steve Bruce also stated that there was money set aside to build the U23 squad.
This will only be beneficial for Newcastle in the long run.