Alan Pardew has moved to praise the performances of Paul Dummett and Sammy Ameobi in Newcastle United's 2-1 win over the weekend.
The two Newcastle academy-prospects played key parts in the Magpies' shock win, and Pardew singled them out for credit after the match.
Dummett was rock-solid in defence, whilst it was Ameobi's strike which ignited the Newcastle comeback and Pardew was clearly impressed by their displays.
"The young players were terrific," he said to the Sunderland Echo.
“Sammy Ameobi made a great little cameo, and Paul Dummett was brilliant, second-half."
Newcastle's academy system has not produced too much talent in recent times, but the hope is that it will be more productive in the near future.
Ameobi and Dummett are quickly establishing themselves as first-team players for the club, whilst Rolando Aarons and Adam Armstrong have also broken into the senior squad this campaign.
They can provide a solid core the squad in the future, but the pressure is on them to perform as soon as they make the step-up.
Newcastle have faced heavy criticism after a disappointing start, but two wins in recent weeks should have helped eased some of the ill-feeling around the club.
The Magpies are climbing the table rapidly and need to continue to build on the positivity which is beginning to grow after two successive victories.