Rob Elliot praises Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff

Newcastle United's English-born Irish goalkeeper Rob Elliot kicks the ball during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium in...

Sean and Matty Longstaff both played in Newcastle United's last match, which they won against Manchester United.

Newcastle United's English-born Irish goalkeeper Rob Elliot kicks the ball during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium in...

Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot has told the Chronicle that he has been impressed by both Matty and Sean Longstaff.

The Longstaff brothers played alongside each other in Newcastle’s midfield during Steve Bruce’s side’s last match against Manchester United.

Newcastle beat the Red Devils 1-0, with Matty scoring the winner for his side.

 

But Elliot thinks that Sean’s performance during the game was also ‘ridiculous’.

"Matty works his socks off. He's honest, he is a great lad,” Elliot said.

"Obviously him playing with Sean in midfield, Sean was ridiculous in the game as well but Matty nicked the headlines with the goal - you just couldn't write it."

Newcastle United's Sean Longstaff during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on October 6, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

The Longstaffs could well be set to start again for Newcastle in the weekend, and they look set to face another big test.

Newcastle are due to take on Chelsea on Saturday, and they head into the game as underdogs.

The Longstaff brothers could be pitted against Jorginho and Ngolo Kante, which would be a huge challenge for the Newcastle academy graduates.

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