Report: Newcastle could send players to Carlisle United in new partnership

Carlisle United reportedly want to take more Newcastle players on loan.

According to The Chronicle, Carlisle United have offered themselves to Newcastle United as a potential feeder club, where young players would head for first-team experience.

The Magpies have recently sent young duo Macaulay Gillesphey and Alex Gilliead on loan deals to Carlisle, with manager Steve McClaren hoping that the two teenagers can develop and grow in League Two.

Now, given the relative proximity between the two clubs, The Chronicle report that Carlisle are hoping to strike a deal with Newcastle where they can become a feeder club.

The idea of a feeder club is well known to most Premier League fans now, with Chelsea regularly farming their young talent out to the Netherlands with Vitesse.

A deal with Carlisle would give Newcastle a similar opportunity, where they can move their talented prospects out to play regular first-team football in a competitive division.

It seems like a smart move for both clubs, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see Newcastle wait and see how Gillsephey and Gilliead fare at Brunton Park before committing to any further partnership between the two sides.

McClaren will want Newcastle to bring through their own talent in the coming years, and one way to accelerate that process is to send players out on loan to play regularly, meaning Carlisle could present the ideal opportunity for the Magpies.

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