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Newcastle Close To Signing Teenage Midfielder

Newcastle are reportedly close to signing Queens Park midfielder Reagan Thomson according to the Daily Record. The Scotland U-17 international is just 16-years-old and would presumably link up with Neil Redfearn’s Under-23s if signed.

Queens Park is an amateur club that plays in Scotland’s League Two which is the fourth tier. This is Thomson’s first year with the senior side as he just turned 16 in August.

He has 8 appearances this season however, only one of those is a start in the league. He has 3 caps for the Scotland U-17 side and was reportedly scouted by Newcastle when they played Iceland last week. The teenager shined in the match with 2 assists.

Celtic and Rangers also had scouts at the match to watch the youngster. However, it looks like Newcastle may be in the lead to capture Thomson’s signature.

Newcastle were also reported to be scouting Hearts teenage midfielder Aaron Hickey last week as well.

6 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Oct 29, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1


  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 29, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Irish Rob is dead right about it being wrong for us to push higher up the pitch.

    To play that way you need to keep possession and have players in CM and defence who are quick and prepared for the counter when you lose the ball. We don’t have either in the squad other than Yedlin and Dummett.

    Plus, we are hardly a possession type team in the first place.

    Rafa’s tactics, whilst often not pretty to watch, of letting the oppo come on and then hitting them on the break are still the right tactics with the squad we’ve got. The difference is we’ve now got both Al and ASM who are quicker than what we played with for most of last season and that, hopefully. will start to bear fruit as they play together more.

    We desperately need Hayden back as he is the only CM tackling player we have and the only one who consistently nicks the ball off the oppo’s midfielders. A priority in Jan has to be to sign another Hayden type player, letting Diame go and not replacing him was a big mistake in the summer.

    With Sean L suspended Bruce has to bite the bullet, imo, and bring back Hayden and Shelvey for the next game.

    Matty, for all his effort and goal against Man U, is not up to it yet in the Prem.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    Bills Son is Back,
    What happened to you lauding the attacking football Brewcey was going to bring?

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Way aye, sign Reagan Thomson then he can eventually be handed over to Shola who can lend him out to Carlisle so his skills can be finely tuned – in the way Sorensen’s being honed to perfection.

  • martoon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Bills Son Is Back @2 – Yeah I’d like to see Hayden & Shelvey as the CMs – with the speed of Miggy & ASM they could be an outlet for JonJo’s hollywood passes.

  • toon kk

    Oct 29, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Our team can’t push higher up the pitch for two reasons the players are “Raffad” they have been so well drilled into defence football its basically out of their comfort zone trying anything new.
    Second reason they’re simply not good enough, as soon as we try we’d be taken apart, which has been proven.

    Take out our best two goal scorers from last season add Bruce (although ANY manager would struggle) and we are where we are.


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