According to the Yorkshire Post, Newcastle United defender Jamie Cobain has joined Sheffield United for a trial.
The report states the defender, who turned 19 on Tuesday, will join up with the club on a temporary basis, initially under the tutorship of Blades fan favourite Chris Morgan in the development squad.
Cobain, who can play on the wing as well as defence, has featured in four of Newcastle’s eight U21 Premier League games this season. However, he has failed to feature in their previous three games, since playing right midfield in a 1-1 draw with Swansea.
Does Cobain represent a good gamble for Nigel Adkins to take?
Although he has failed to secure his place in the Newcastle under-21 side, it shouldn’t discourage Adkins to take a chance on the youngster should he prove himself while on trial.
The former Southampton manager has a fantastic record of developing young players and a move away from his boyhood club could do Cobain wonders.
The 19-year-old now has to prove while on trial in South Yorkshire, that he can be a useful asset in League One and push himself into the first-team picture.
It may be hard work for the first few weeks, but if he can maintain the form that saw Newcastle offer him a three-year scholarship in July then he could make major strides towards making his first-team competitive debut.