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Bruce Calls Up Three Youngsters To First-Team Training

Newcastle United have released some images of today’s training session ahead of our next friendly at Doncaster on Friday. Some positive news is that Joelinton was involved after being removed from Sunday’s match at York City on Sunday with a thigh problem.

The Brazilian will be assessed before Friday’s match and hopefully, can play a part. There were no sightings of Miguel Almiron, Emil Krafth, or Fabian Schar in the photos. So it doesn’t look like they’ve returned from their rest period after international duty.

To make up the numbers, Bruce has called up three youngsters to the first team. They are midfielder Jack Young, center-back Oisín McEntee, and forward Tom Allan. So it’ll be interesting to see if either of them makes the squad for Doncaster.

Tom Allan made his Newcastle debut in the FA Cup third-round replay against Rochdale in 2020. The local lad provided the assist on Joelinton’s goal. He’s coming off an unsuccessful loan spell with Accrington Stanley in League One making just four appearances.

He was ultimately recalled in January and he resumed his impressive goal-scoring form for the U23s. Allan is entering the final year of his contract and will turn 22 in September.

Jack Young is a 20-year-old midfielder who also ended up being recalled from a loan in January. Young joined Tranmere Rovers in League Two and played in three of their first four matches. However, the sacking of manager Mike Jackson saw his appearances dry up.

Oisín McEntee is a central defender who was born in New York. He’s in the Republic of Ireland international set-up and was recently called up for their U21s. He turned 20 at the start of the year and has been a consistent presence in Chris Hogg’s U23s

Dan Langley will likely get the nod once again in goal with four first-team goalkeepers unavailable. For the York City match, Bruce called up 16-year-old Max Thompson as the back-up. He also has Jake Turner and Will Brown in the ranks. Turner started the match at Harrogate Town on Sunday


125 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m going to need a push to try and recruit a few more posters to the H2H, we’re ten short of two leagues of twenty.

  • Romford mag

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Good to see some of the youngsters getting called up to first team training .

    I hope they’re giving a fair chance and not just there to make the numbers up !!

  • Romford mag

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Given *

  • Not another deJong

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #4


    Some would prefer to see Cooper as our manager over Bruce.

  • Not another deJong

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Jail for Ashley

    Where do I go to have a look?
    That link to blog article (“I’m in”) did not seem to contain a link.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s just a link to a normal thread, if you read down there are about 25+ others who have posted ‘I’m in’ when we’ve got 40 Neil will send the codes out.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Does any of the older generation remember the Newcastle Wednesday Business Leagues???
    Shops and businesses use to close for a half day on Wednesday and a lot of the employees use to play for their works mid-week teams !

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Jack Young is cracking wee player and is worth a run out!

  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Charlie …

    yep mate i played in that league …

  • Romford mag

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #10


    What happened to Elliott Anderson ?

    Is he still injured ?

  • carltoon

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Charlie I remember all the shops closing Wednesday afternoon, because after failing my driving test a few times, i booked the next one Wednesday afternoon. No cars about, passed test no bother.

  • Jamesthefirst

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #12

    The Guardian has written an extensive article on our takeover. Tweeted to a million followers.

    Actually gives us exposure and sympathy. Really good.


  • Romford mag

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #13


    Good read that 🙂

  • Great White Hunter

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #14

    From previous post, regarding Ajmer, I watched him about 8 times last year with Celtic, and Imo when we were after him for £5-10 million pounds it would have been a great buy. A few posters slagged him off as he went to Brentford, they have probably not even seen him play, we,ll see next season how he gets on etc…., As they say…proofs in the pudding !

  • Not another deJong

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #15


    Which platform is it played on, the EPL?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #16
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #17

    There’s an app but it’s really difficult to navigate, you’re best off using that link on your phone.

  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #18


    I’m not sure whether it was you who raised the point about CAT being able to over-ride the EPL and approve the takeover.

    Anyway, it having been a nice day and with nowt better to do (well, there’s lots I could’ve done but couldn’t be bothered), a bit of trawling on the CAT site uncovered this extract from the claim.

    ‘The Claimant seeks: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Damages for loss of profit or, alternatively, loss of opportunity. An injunction requiring the Defendant to withdraw the Director Decision and/or to reconsider the same. Interest. Costs. Such further or other relief as the Tribunal considers appropriate.’

    You’ll see that among other things, Ashley’s looking for a CAT injunction to force the EPL to ‘withdraw the Director Decision and/or to reconsider the same.’

    In other words, CAT can’t over-ride the EPL’s approval process but could, if it found in our favour, instruct the EPL to look at it again.

    So, that clears that one up.

  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #19


    I thought that’s what you were getting at with your Steve Cooper link.

    It’s not Steve Cooper we need, it’s a reincarnation of Tommy.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Charlie – Aye I remember that league – decent quality as well.
    Co-op invariably won it every year. The lad who was the secretary of the Co-op team used to buy in some of his players hence they won it most years.

    We held league meetings in the bar at Cowgate where their pitch was. Lots of outfits let their employees away on Wednesday afternoons for football and sport. Probably that does not happen now.

  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Jamesthefirst, Romford

    It seems like an age since I was mailing The Grauniad’s head of sports coverage or whatever he’s called, to try to convince him that some digging might result in a decent story.

    And here we are, a year or so later, and Louise Taylor runs with the story.

    Hopefully, from little acorns etc.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #22


    I believe he is and probably out for a few weeks, which is a pity.

  • Lovem Hatem

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #23

    @ Not another deJong

    I thought the same too regarding Steve Cooper – why would he leave Swansea unless he has another job lined up. At the moment can’t think of a particular club he could go to (other than NUFC)

    Would NUFC supporters welcome Steve Cooper as manager?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #24

    I’d like to know what’s happened to Sorensen, don’t think he’s still out on loan but seems to have vanished completely?

  • The Ledge

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Definitely anyone but Brucie for me

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #26

    Just caught up.


    Can’t believe you keep banging on about emails being sent to admin with your history regarding some of my stuff.

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #27


    Congrats on you granddaughter getting a job.

    Is she the first in the family?


  • Mund

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Charlie, Tom, Tuff

    What positions did you play?

    What type of player where you?

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Whatever happened to Tom’s infamous tweet
    The one he said Jail had set out to delete
    He said he had proof but would you be a buyer?
    All he’s ever produced is “I ain’t a liar”

  • jazzyp

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Just thought i would send a polite message to Mr Ashley

  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #31

    mund …

    centre half mate

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s ‘were’ Mund.

  • Pit yacker

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Lesh – thanks for clarification on CAT, that’s my nagging concern that the compensation element and proving the EPL are more important to Ash (compo) and Paterson (EPL exposure) than actually getting takeover done
    As much as I will be happy to read the EPL are the bunch of crooks we all believe I’d rather have new owners
    Hopefully they haven’t lost sight of that goal

  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #34

    An extract from a Chron piece on our supposed interest on tbe young, Swedish midfielder Jens Cajuste:

    ‘Sources in Denmark say that United have told FC Midtjylland that Cajuste is high on their priority list at the moment with Steve Bruce also indicating he was in dire need of a midfielder.’

    Is it any wonder they fail to get players signed up before prices go up and we miss them?

    If there was a bit more action rather than talking about things bubbling away, we might be able to get players in in good time.

  • Mund

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #35


    I can imagine that mate

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #36


    Can’t believe a roughty-toughty centre half from North Shields turned into such a sensitive soul.

  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Pit Yacker

    Aye, I hear what you’re saying @33.

    I think Ashley’d be chasing the injuction and with it, the compen etc.

    My simple mind says that unless he wins the case outright, there’s injunction and thus no compen.

  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Pit Yacker

    My simple mind says that unless he wins the case outright, there’s NO injunction and thus no compen.


  • Pit yacker

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Thanks Lesh – one day positive the next a bit negative – am finding it a bit miserable being a toon fan through this – will get behind the team as always but would love a bit of hope / excitement
    One day we’ll laugh about this

  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #40


    You’ve been a good lad when you’ve been off site…… don’t spoil it and get yourself put on the naughty step.



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