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Young Winger Should Be Sent On Loan Before Contract Decision Is Made

Victor Fernandez returned this summer after a year to forget. He missed almost the entirety of last year due to a succession of injuries culminating in hip surgery.

Victor has spoken to nufc.co.uk about the Under-23s big win against Sunderland on Monday evening:

“The squad feel great after getting the win and beating our rivals. We all know that playing against Sunderland is a game we have have to win. I’m very happy for all of the team because we put in a good performance.

“Going one-nil up quite early was very important to get our confidence up. I just tried to complete some step-overs and beat the right-back and I got past him. He pushed me from the back and I thought it was a definite penalty.

“The red card changed the game completely. It gave us a great advantage, especially when they were already one goal down.

“It made it quite easy for us because we could have the possession of the ball when they had ten men, which made it really tough for our opponents.

“We had plenty of opportunities to try and score and I think we may need to be more clinical but, in the end, we got the win which is the important thing so we’ll move onto the next one.”

Victor was able to get his first goal of the young season to seal the victory. He spoke about the goal and how it will help with his confidence:

“I had a good chance which was cleared off the line but I still believed that I could score a goal.

“I’ve been out with an injury for such a long time so I can take a lot of confidence from scoring. I always want to play as well as possible and if I can provide assists and goals for the team, that is always great for me and gives me that extra boost.

“I was taken off after scoring but it was just a cramp I picked up. It was nothing too serious and I preferred to be substituted because the game was nearly won. I didn’t want to take too much risk.

“In the league, we aren’t doing as well as we’d like to but winning against Sunderland should give us plenty of confidence going into the next few games and hopefully we can build on that and try to win some more matches.”

Ferndandez is now 21-years-old and his contract will expire at the end of the season. He’s been at Newcastle for almost three years now having joined in February of 2017.

We have to wonder if he is going to be given an extension. He’s missed a year of development due to his injuries last season. This season he is finding his feet again.

Maybe Newcastle should pursue a loan move for the winger in January to see how he handles senior level football before making a final decision on him.

6 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 23, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #1


    not a bad call that. maybe an old fashioned little and large combo in a traditional 442 could work. have to try something new


    You say reserve judgement on Bruce, but Bruce’s dismal CV (-139 GD etc) hardly inspires confidence he will turn it round whereas Rafa’s did. Plus have we not recently played Watford and Norwich as well as some of the bigger teams.

    As for calling people repetitive….I mean really, coming from you of all people. All of us are repetitive to a degree as NUFC passionately means something to us all. Belittling a fellow fan for not exactly sharing your views is a bit off really. Next you’ll be saying he’s a mackem. I’ve had over 50 years following NUFC through largely thin and occasionally thick and have been stood at home to Luton (Ricky Hill and Brian Stein) in front of only 14,000. Some people are happy to stomach Ashley, others not so and others just haven’t got the fight left now for any perceivable change any time soon. With toon 22 live and let live.

  • Jib

    Oct 23, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #2

    With toon 22 live and let live.

    That’s all well and good if he did that

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 23, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #3

    With Wolves travelling back from Slovakia Thursday night, probably getting home about 1am Friday, very little time to prepare for our match, we need to be all over them like a rash from the kick-off. High press, high energy and in their faces. If we do that we’ll win.

    Bring in Gayle for Joelinton and he’ll score a goal or two.

  • martoon

    Oct 23, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #5

    I do think Bills Son is right in respect to that considering who we had to play in our opening games of the season that 8 points is OK even if 6 of them have come from unlikely wins. He’s also right that our next few games will be telling in that we are mostly playing teams I would consider ‘in our league’. Rafa did well in the majority of these games but can Bruce do as well? – I would say ‘No’ unless we can start scoring goals somehow.

  • Jib

    Oct 23, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #6

    Real Madrid scraped a 1 – 0 vs Galatasaray granting Zidane
    a stay of execution
    The pick of tonight’s games probably Ajax vs Chelsea


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