Newcastle United have several talented youngsters who could have an impact on the first team this season.
Newcastle United is one of the biggest clubs in England and Alan Pardew’s side are facing a very important campaign.
The aim for the team will be to break into the European places and Pardew is well backed by a solid youth system, which provides him with various squad options over the course of a long season.
Here are five players, classed as under-21s, who could have an impact on Newcastle’s season.
Armstrong was one of the strongest under-21 strikers in the country last season.
He started with a phenomenal record in the under-21 side last time round, which prompted Pardew to hand him his first team debut. When he gets a chance this season, he has to take it.
An extremely talented midfield player.
He featured last season in Newcastle’s League Cup campaign and could get some game time in a domestic cup competition this season. He’s under contract until 2017 which shows the belief Pardew has in his potential.
The 18-year-old centre-back has already been a key part of the under-21’s back four this season.
He’s a tall and composed player who has only ever known Newcastle United so he has that identity with the club and the team. Pardew could introduce him to the fringes of the squad, eventually bringing him into the first team.
Two Premier League games already this season and the 18-year-old has already bagged his first goal. The midfielder is already featuring firmly in Alan Pardew's plans and it will be interesting to see how he copes once sides find ways of dealing with him and keeping him quiet.
Barlaser is a tall, quick and skilful winger who could be used in an attacking role down either side of the team.
He cites Cristiano Ronaldo as one of his heroes on Newcastle United’s website and could become popular with the club’s support base for his exciting and direct style of play.