Jamie Sterry has spoken out about his lack of first-team opportunities at the club. The Newcastle born fullback was part of the Under 23 side that thrashed Sunderland 5-0 on Monday night, but the 22-year-old looks destined to leave on another loan spell.
Speaking about his situation, the right-back said he was disheartened when he wasn’t named in the matchday squad for the 0-0 draw against Cardiff on Saturday:
“I feel like I’m good enough and last weekend I felt like I could have had a chance, so it was a bit disappointing. But you’ve got to keep your mental strength really high and try to be positive about it.”
“All I can do is give 100 per cent, and I asked to play in the game because I want to play football and show everyone what I can do.”
When I asked supporters whether Rafa Benitez should select Sterry, a huge majority think he should:
Despite the clamour for the defender to be included, Rafa has already stated that the player has been made available for loan. He will likely make a switch to an EFL team before the window closes on August 31st.
Like many others, I’m a bit disappointed that Sterry hasn’t been given the nod ahead of Javi Manquillo as the club’s second choice right-back behind DeAndre Yedlin but I suppose you can’t argue with the manager who sees the players every day in training.