Callum Roberts taking inspiration from Newcastle United teammates Adam Armstrong and Rolando Aarons

Callum Roberts wants to follow in the footsteps of Adam Armstrong and Rolando Aarons, and establish himself in the Newcastle United first team.

Newcastle United winger Callum Roberts has said that he is looking to emulate the feat of Adam Armstrong and Rolando Aarons.

The 17-year-old made his first-team debut for the Premier League outfit on Saturday, when he came on for the final 11 minutes of the FA Cup third-round tie against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Roberts has been impressive for the Newcastle Under-21 side this season, and he now wants to make himself a permanent fixture in the first team.

The youngster is looking up to Armstrong and Aarons, both of whom were playing for the youth team last season and are now featuring for the senior side.

Teenage forward Armstrong has featured in five Premier League matches for Newcastle so far this season, while winger Aarons has played thrice.

"If you're good enough, you will get an opportunity here - it doesn't matter how young you are,” Roberts told Newcastle’s official website.

"I look at people like Arma and Rolando, who have broken through into the team this season. They have been given a chance and really done well. I want that to be me as well.”

Roberts does seem very ambitious, and it bodes well both for him and for Newcastle. If he continues to develop and impress at the Under-21 level, then he is certainly going to get more chances for the first team.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch