Lewis McNall scores ninth goal in nine starts for Newcastle U18s

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The Newcastle United teenager is in blistering form for the under-18s this season.

Newcastle United’s first-team appear to have turned a corner under manager Steve McClaren, and there are also plenty of reasons to be excited about the Magpies’ next generation.

While the likes of Rolando Aarons and Adam Armstrong are already making waves at senior level, there is an under-18 striker whose recent form suggests a very bright future in the game.

Lewis McNall may only be 16 but he has all the attributes to one day make it at St James’ Park, proving yet again that Newcastle’s academy has a habit of producing some fine goal-scorers.

McNall made headlines earlier this season when he scored a headed hat-trick in a 3-2 victory against Manchester United’s under-18s and since then he has not stopped scoring.

McNall scored his ninth goal in nine starts for Newcastle’s under-18s in their 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and while the Magpies teenager could not prevent his side from losing he kept up his brilliant form.

It will be quite some time before Newcastle fans see McNall in the first-team and it is easy to get carried away when young talent shines at youth level, but the 16-year-old is making all the right moves and, at this rate, he is certainly one to keep an eye on in the years to come.

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