Sometimes in football, it’s really difficult to see the silver lining when everything is going wrong. For Newcastle fans, that’s the struggle they’re going through at the moment. However, the positive side is that they have some cracking young players on their books, and young Sean Longstaff came on for his debut at Anfield on Boxing Day
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 26 December 2018
The 21-year-old central midfielder has been impressing Newcastle fans for a long time with his performances in the Magpies’ U21 side, and Wednesday saw him make his first competitive appearance for the Newcastle senior team when he was a 73rd-minute substitute, replacing Kenedy with the score at 2-0 away at Anfield.
Overall the entire day was a write-off for everyone associated with Newcastle United, but when they saw Longstaff being prepped and ready to come on, it made the loss slightly more bearable. The next step for the youngster will be to work his way above the likes of Isaac Hayden and co in the pecking order, and if the Geordies play like they did on Wednesday then that won’t be tough for the impressive young midfielder.
You can see read the Magpies’ verdict on Longstaff’s debut here:
Well done @seanlongstaff97
— Ian Warne (@ianwarne71) December 26, 2018
Congrats for yesterday @seanlongstaff97!!
— Claire Reed (@claireyfairy24) December 27, 2018
Better than Hayden
— Ryan Marcum (@real_ryanmarcum) December 27, 2018
Congratulations on making your debut.
— Stuart Snowden (@stuartsnowden77) December 27, 2018
Only nice bit of news in the midst of all the doom & gloom at #nufc lets hope he kicks on & cements a 1st team spot
— Chris Currie (@Wig82) 26 December 2018
Start him against Watford imo better than Perez
— ben (@bennmurrayy) December 26, 2018
The Geordies will be desperate for more of the same from Longstaff, and will just hope the 21-year-old keeps his place for their trip to Watford tomorrow.
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