Beardsley has suggested that it gives him immense satisfaction when he sees younger players progressing from the academy ranks and into the first team under John Carver.
He’s also suggested that it’s been a long time since Newcastle were last in a position where they had so many options in terms of youngsters fighting for first team football.
“I get a massive buzz out of it when I see them (youngsters) playing in the first team. The more the merrier,” said Beardsley.
“We now have a few who have a chance. It’s a long time since we have had a situation like this.”
The advantage of having a sustainable supply line of younger players is that it gives a club a spine which the manager can use to create several different teams over a long period of time.
It’s understandable why Beardsley would feel a sense of pride watching the younger players in the team play because it’s physical proof that Newcastle’s academy system is doing something right.
Where head coach John Carver has to be careful is over how he uses the younger players and when he chooses to expose them to the pressure of first team football.
Exposing youngsters to the magnitude of playing for Newcastle before they’re necessarily ready could affect their mentality but the future is looking bright for the club as far as Beardsley is concerned.