Newcastle United have confirmed two more loan deals for a pair of their players.
Defender Macauley Gillesphey and winger Alex Gilliead (pictured above) are heading off to Carlisle United on 28 day loan deals.
Gilliead has represented England Under 20s and recently spent some time training with Coventry City, manager Tony Mowbray saying they might look at a loan deal in the future.
Ironically, news of the loan deals for the two 19 year olds comes just after Steve McClaren told the media that no further loan deals would be forthcoming, at least whilst Newcastle had League Cup commitments.
No doubt he was referring to more experienced players such as Gouffran and Williamson who both started against Northampton in last month’s League Cup tie.
Official Newcastle United Statement
UNITED YOUTH PAIR HEAD TO CARLISLE
Teenage duo Alex Gilliead and Macaulay Gillesphey have joined League Two side Carlisle United on 28-day youth loan deals.
The pair, who are both 19-years-old, are regulars for the Magpies’ under-21 side and will remain at Brunton Park until Sunday, 11th October.
Winger Gilliead has recently returned from international duty, where he represented England Under-20 in two fixtures against Czech Republic earlier this month, and followed that up with a goal against Arsenal for the second-string on Friday night at St. James’ Park.
He is yet to make his first team bow but was an unused substitute at Leicester City in the FA Cup third round last season.
Gillesphey is a left-sided defender who is capable of being deployed at either centre-back or full-back.
The former Cramlington Juniors player has made three appearances for United’s under-21s this term and signed his first professional contract with the Club in July.
Under the terms of the youth loan, Gilliead and Gillesphey will still be able to represent Newcastle’s under-21 side, and could make their Carlisle debuts in Saturday’s trip to York City.
Carlisle are currently ninth in League Two, with 12 points from their seven fixtures to date.