Newcastle are set to try and move another five players when the emergency loan window opens for business, according to reports this morning.
The slightly misleadingly named ’emergency loan window’ allows Football League clubs to borrow players for a period of between 28 and 93 days.
This window of opportunity lasts from 9 September to 25 November this autumn, it does make you wonder exactly why they bother having a week in between the summer transfer window closing and this one opening.
Effectively, a three month loan would allow deals to be done to take players up to January when the winter transfer window opens.
According to the Northern Echo, they understand that Newcastle United are going to try and move out five players with first team experience to Football League clubs.
The five being; Mike Williamson, Gael Bigirimana, Yoan Gouffran, Curtis Good and Rob Elliot.
None of the five look to have any future at Newcastle, with the possible exception of Curtis Good – if he ever gets to the bottom of his injury problems.
Both Mike Williamson and Yoan Gouffran featured in the team that beat Northampton 4-1 in the League Cup, though neither have managed any minutes on the pitch in the Premier League this season.
The signing of Karl Darlow has completely frozen out Rob Elliot, whilst it is March 2013 since Gael Bigirimana managed to get onto the pitch in a Premier League match.