Date: 22nd August 2018 at 5:00pm
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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.

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3 Replies to “Don’t loan him out Rafa – 96% Of Newcastle Fans Polled Hope 22 Year Old Is Given First Team Shot”

    • Your spot on Vince, he prefers to chase them to pastures new, Mbabu,Mbemba, Mitrovitch, Thauvin, Lewis Gibson can all testify to this. No one will ever convince me that those players aren’t better than what we are currently seeing. I wonder if Benitz actually watches the youngsters or gives them advice, for instance was he watching the under 23s thrash the makems on Monday ??

  • What is the point of having players like Sterry and Longstaff trying their best if they are never going to get the opportunity to play in the first team. If I was a youngster I would rather sign for anyone where I would have the opportunity to succeed or fail. It appears that my team ignores them so I suppose nothing new

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