Newcastle United have been tipped to succeed under Steve McClaren by England Under 21 international Will Hughes.

The Derby midfielder believes that his former boss will bring success by playing attractive football, something he thinks McClaren achieved at Pride Park despite missing out on promotion.

Twenty year old Hughes has been regularly linked with a potential move to Newcastle United but then he isn’t exactly alone in that.

Last season, only the promoted trio of Watford, Norwich and Bournemouth scored more goals than Derby’s total of 85 under Steve McClaren.

Since his move to Newcastle was confirmed, there have been conflicting reports from fans of former clubs such as Middlesbrough and Derby, with Boro fans in particular seeming to view Steve McClaren’s style of football as a bit too negative, despite the relative success he brought to the club.

Obviously results are overwhelmingly the most important thing but the style of football is also important, which fans can testify to after watching the team under Sam Allardyce and the majority of Alan Pardew’s time at the club.

Speaking to Talksport, Will Hughes:

“Steve McClaren will do well at Newcastle.

“He’s helped me a lot and he has also helped the team last season, we became one of the best attractive footballing teams in the last couple of years.

“Unfortunately it didn’t work out as planned last years, so he (Steve McClaren) moves on, but I think he’ll do well at Newcastle.”