Craig Dean has now joined Leeds United, so could he convince the Championship side to make a bid for a player he saw develop at Newcastle United?
Newcastle United youngster Sean Longstaff has shone on loan at Blackpool in League One - and has piqued the interest of one or two clubs.
Bolton Wanderers, Barnsley, Bristol City and AFC Bournemouth are understood to be interested in Newcastle United youngster Sean Longstaff.
The Newcastle United midfielder could move up a division in January, with Bristol City, Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers said to have checked on his Blackpool performances.
Newcastle United's Sean Longstaff has starred on loan at Blackpool.
Despite the negativity engulfing Newcastle United at the start of this season, they have a number of young players - including loan men - with real talent.
Sean Longstaff continues to shine on loan at Blackpool but will he get his chance at Newcastle United?
HITC Sport understands the Newcastle youngster has agreed a loan move to Blackpool.
The Newcastle United youngster looks set to continue his development away from St. James' Park.
Sean Longstaff played on loan for Kilmarnock from Newcastle United in the second half of the season.