Newcastle United's Gael Bigirimana hoping to go out on loan

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Bigrimana's football has been restricted to the under-21 side so far this season

Newcastle midfielder Gael Bigirimana may seek a loan move away from the club in order to get some first team football after failing to make an impact on Tyneside so far this season. 

The central midfielder hasn't been part of a single Premier League squad under either Alan Pardew or John Carver so far this season having previously made 26 appearances for the club, but was an unused substitute during the 1-0 defeat to Leicester City in the third round of the FA Cup. 

The 21-year-old told the Shields Gazette: “It has been a challenging season because I want to get into the first-team.

“It’s tough, but we’ll see what happens now that the club is looking to bring someone new in, or if JC (John Carver) stays in, then we’ll see what happens.

“It was good to go back into that kind of place where you travel with the first-team, even though I was on the bench and didn’t come on (against Leicester).

“It gave me a good lift, but I just want to play.

“I need to hopefully get a loan move.

“You never know, because that’s out of my hands, but I’ve just got to play well, stay fit and keep improving.”

Bigirimana is at the stage of his career where he does need to get some regular game time under his belt in order to aid his development, or there is a risk his career could slide.

With regards to the new, Carver has been installed as the favourite with the bookmakers, Bigirimana is unlikely to be given too many chances between now and the end of the season. 

Given he has made over 20 appearances for the club at such a young age, one would think there is something about him for Alan Pardew to play him at this level that often - therefore you'd think there could be a future for him with a Premier League side.

However, it looks as if he is going to need to take a step down in terms of division if he is to get the regular game time he so desperately needs.

If a new manager were to arrive in the near future, however, that would probably enhance his chances of salvaging his future on Tyneside.

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