Newcastle United have announced that Kelland Watts will join Mansfield Town on loan for the remainder of the season.
Best of luck, @KellWatts1!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 28, 2020
The 20-year-old Watts was recalled from Stevenage this month after making 20 appearances for the League Two club, who are currently in last place.
It’s interesting that Newcastle have sent Watts back to the same division rather than seeking a move at a higher level for the defender.
Here is Mansfield Town announcing the loan signing of Kelland.
— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) January 28, 2020
This is what Mansfield manager Gary Coughlan had to say about the youngster:
“Kelland is a player who can play in numerous positions. He can play center-half in a two or a three, he can sit in front [of the defense] or he can go in at left-back.
“He is technically very good. He’s big, strong and suits the division. I would say his best position is a centre-half, but if he needs to, he’s comfortable in front of the back four.
“He knows what the division is about and he’s young, fit and hungry. He has a desire, work rate, and attitude, which is exactly what we’re looking to build here at this football club.”
We wish Kelland all the best at Mansfield and hope he proves to be a big asset to them for the rest of this campaign.