Rafa Benitez has said that Jamie Sterry, Cal Roberts and Sean Longstaff could all remain at the club beyond August 31st.
The trio were expected to leave on loan in order to get game time but the manager has suggested that they may benefit from staying and learning more from first-team players.
However, Sterry has spoken out in recent days about his disappointment that he wasn’t involved against Cardiff despite an injury to DeAndre Yedlin. I polled fans on whether Rafa should be giving youngsters more chances, and all of you who voted said he should:
You can’t always know what’s going on from the outside looking in. Rafa has won multiple trophies during his career and he knows what it takes to win at the highest level. He may see things in training that suggest these youngsters are not up to the task.
Still, sometimes you can only find out what someone is made of by putting them in the deep end and seeing how they do. It would be good to see the manager take a chance once in a while on a youngster and see how they fare in a Premier League game.