Newcastle United youngster says club blocked his requests to leave on loan

General view outside St James' Park

Jamie Sterry is looking forward to progressing at St. James' Park.

Jamie Sterry - Newcastle UnitedSterry in action for Newcastle last pre-season

Newcastle United right-back Jamie Sterry is targeting a first team breakthrough this coming season, reports the Chronicle.

Sterry made the bench nine times last term but finally made his debut as a late substitute in May's final day thrashing of Tottenham Hotspur.

With no prior first team experience, the 20-year-old admits he requested to leave the Magpies 'five or six times' on loan, however, the club preferred for him to learn his trade at St. James' Park and his patience was eventually rewarded

Aleksandar Mitrovic scores the second goal for NewcastleNewcastle hammered Spurs 5-1 on Sterry's debut


Having had a taste of it, Sterry says he is no longer looking to go anywhere else, and hopes to help his boyhood club to Championship promotion.

"I will be staying and want to be part of it," the Geordie youngster insisted.

"I asked to go on loan five or six times last season but they wanted me to stay. They wanted me to get experience with the first team and now I have had the chance to make my debut.

"Next year I can get a few starts and show what I am made of."

As it stands, Sterry will have Daryl Janmaat and Kevin Mbabu for company, though the former was recently linked with a cut-price move to Italian champions Juventus (the Sun).

Daryl Janmaat celebrates scoring the fifth goal for NewcastleJanmaat is reportedly wanted by Juventus

The Magpies, who begin life back in the second tier at Fulham on 5 August, are yet to make a single new signing since being relegated from the top flight, though manager Rafa Benitez last week insisted he was close to a breakthrough with 'three or four' deals lined up (Radio Newcastle).

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conferenceBenitez says he is close to new signings

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