Newcastle United fans have been left delighted that Sean Longstaff appears set to be handed his chance by Rafael Benitez.
Longstaff has been with Newcastle’s first-team squad over pre-season, and they youngster has impressed enough to be kept around at St. James’ Park.
And Newcastle supporters appear delighted that Benitez is set to give the prospect an opportunity.
He's like a new signing!!!! Just wait. Made up for the lad though. Great to see a youthvplayers actually coming through. Well done.— Gary Bell (@belza2) July 31, 2018
Good he fully deserves it we don’t need to turn into other clubs and constantly sign players to replace all club should be given youngsters a chance all I can say is good luck @seanlongstaff97 looking forward to hopefully watching you in prem— chris (@chrisirving19) August 1, 2018
Longstaff has the look of a young Lampard. Given encouragement he could be the next big thing.— PositiveAngle (@AnglePositive) July 31, 2018
Hallelujah! At long last Rafa decides that 20 is indeed old enough to play 1st team football! Let’s hope he gives Roberts and Armstrong chances too as opposed to giving Joselu umpteen chances— Paul allan (@Paulall10592775) August 1, 2018
Good!— Lynden Dixon (@dixon_lynden) July 31, 2018
It has been a long time since Newcastle have actually had one of their own academy graduates develop into a first-team star.
Longstaff is yet to make his competitive debut for Newcastle, but he does have some first-team experience elsewhere.
The midfielder has been loaned out to Kilmarnock and Blackpool, and impressed for both sides.