Newcastle United youngster Remie Streete has told the Shields Gazette what he felt was missing at the club.
Streete was one of five Newcastle players to move to Scottish club Rangers on transfer deadline day earlier this week and it’s a move he feels can benefit him.
“The one thing I was missing at Newcastle was first-team football every week,” said Streete.
“We were all pushing to get in the first team, but it’s not easy.”
“In my last loan, I went there by myself, so it was hard to settle in in the first few days.”
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding Streete’s move to Newcastle, there’s little doubt that the move is a positive one for him.
John Carver will want any of the players on loan away from Newcastle to play on a consistent basis, which he now has the chance to do.
Rangers are chasing Hearts, who currently hold the lead in the Scottish Championship, which also gives Streete something to strive towards at the club.
He should also get a chance to develop further from a physical point of view in difficult conditions and in a very competitive environment.
It’s down to him to put pressure on Carver, or a new manager for next season, when he returns to press for a regular place in the Newcastle first team next season.
His long term future isn’t in doubt, but his hunger and desire to play consistently suggests that a loan departure was always on the cards.