Newcastle United prospect Macaulay Gillesphey is seeking another loan spell next season as he looks to gain more first-team experience in the lower leagues, the Chronicle reports.
The 19-year-old defender has been tipped for a bright future at Newcastle and spent the past season out on loan at League Two side Carlisle United in order to gain first-team experience.
Capable of playing at either centre-back or left-back, Gillesphey has impressed and there could be a claim for the player to try and work his way into the Newcastle side now they are in the Championship.
However, the defender feels he still has much to learn before becoming a regular with the Magpies, and he told reporters of his plans to go back out on loan next season.
“I’m now looking forward to getting back to Newcastle - but it’s been unbelievable at Carlisle, I’ve loved every minute. As for the next step personally, another loan move would suit me,” he said, quoted by the Chronicle.
“I’ve still got a lot to learn and hopefully I will get a chance at Newcastle some day - but I think for now another loan move would be ideal. [Returning to Carlisle] is something I would definitely have to think about.”
Gillesphey is highly-rated at Newcastle following an impressive spell in the youth team, with under-21 boss Peter Beardsley playing a key role during his development on Tyneside.
The talented defender made 27 appearances for Carlisle over the course of the season, including featuring against both Everton and Liverpool in the early rounds of the domestic cups.