Isaac Hayden thanks Newcastle United fans after making his first appearance for club

Arsenal's Isaac Hayden

The defender joined the Magpies from Arsenal earlier this month.

Arsenal's Isaac Hayden

Newcastle United summer signing Isaac Hayden has tweeted his thanks to the club's supporters after making his first appearance for the club on Saturday.

Hayden joined the Magpies from Arsenal on a permanent deal last week, and made his debut for his new club as a half-time substitute in the 6-0 win over Irish side Bohemians.

As the scorelines would suggest, it was a relatively comfortable first taste of action for the Tyneside club for Hayden as the Irish side offered minimal threat to the Newcastle defence.

Isaac Hayden celebrates scoring the sixth goal for Hull City

However, Hayden was delighted to get his first minutes under his belt, and made a point of thanking the Magpies supporters who turned out to support the side.

He wrote: "Good to get my first run out in a Newcastle shirt yesterday! Thanks for the support".


Though he left Arsenal having made just two League Cup appearances, Hayden does have experience of playing regularly in the Championship, having appeared 24 times in all competitions in a loan spell at Hull City last season.

The defender, who has also been known to play in midfield, will be hoping to break up the partnership of Chancel Mbemba and Jamaal Lascelles in the Championship this season and nail down a regular place under Benitez.

Hull City's Isaac Hayden remonstrates with referee Mike Jones after Manchester City's fourth goal

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