Young Newcastle player Jamie Cobain has joined Sheffield United on loan.

The Magpies defender has received the perfect birthday present as he turns 19 years of age on Wednesday.

Cobain made his debut for Newcastle United’s Under 18s back in March 2013 and has played for the Under 21s this season.

Jamie Cobain’s younger brother Nathan is at Notts County and he was one of the first to congratulate his sibling on the chance of first team football.

No official confirmation from either club yet but the player himself made the move public via his Twitter account:

“Starting my first ever loan today at Sheffield United, looking forward to all the games.”

July brought news that Jamie Cobain was one of six players who had signed third year scholarships with Newcastle United.