Newcastle prospect makes confident statement about his own ability

Newcastle United's Callum Roberts believes he is already capable of playing for the Magpies' senior squad.

Newcastle United youngster Callum Roberts certainly has no shortage of confidence after telling the Chronicle that he is good enough to play for their first team already.

Roberts is considered one of the Magpies' brightest talents and there is an expectation that he will come into their senior squad in the near future.

The 17-year-old was handed his full debut against Leicester City in FA Cup action this season, but it seems that he still isn't entirely satisfied as he wants a more prominent first-team role. 

“I know that I am good enough to play so if I keep doing as well as I can, I can get another chance," Roberts said. 

“I just have to keep working hard, creating chances and trying to score goals.”

Despite Roberts' confidence, a gentle transition to first-team life may be the best way to go about introducing him at St. James' Park.

The winger has struggled down at Blue Square Premier level this season, with his loan spell at Gateshead terminated early, and there are still areas that he needs to improve.

That said, he clearly has a lot of talent and Newcastle's youth coach Peter Beardsley has made no secret about his admiration for Roberts' talents.

Also in the ChronicleBeardsley has backed the England youth international to be the next player to break through at the Magpies and he certainly seems on the right track to do just that in the near future. 

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