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Right-Back Is Pick Of Five Signing New Contracts

8 years ago
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Today saw four of the younger players in Paul Dummett, Michael Richardson, Bradden Inman and Conor Newton sign new one year contracts.

Good luck to them but even better to see somebody who might be not too far away from making the step up into the first eighteen, twenty year old James Tavernier, signing a three year deal.

The right-back seems to possess a great attitude and his ambition has been clearly shown by his readiness to head off on loan to the likes of Gateshead, Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons.

Knowing people who watch both Gateshead and Wednesday, they have all been mighty impressed and while you might have expected it in the Conference where he played as an all in one full-back and winger, he effortlessly made the move up to playing a handy part in Wednesday’s promotion to the Championship.

Speaking to the club website today, Tavernier was naturally upbeat;

“It’s a massive year and it’s just about getting really at it from the start – from now – because my main aim is to really push on and get in this team next year.

It’s such a good feeling to come back and really get into things. And knowing this could be the season that I’m in the team – obviously that’s the highest aim and I obviously want to achieve that.

The loan spells ever since Gateshead have taken me further and further on as a player. I’ve gained so much experience and it’s really helped me come along as a player. Every time I’ve came back, I’ve been a more-improved player which is what I wanted when I went away. I think that’s what the manager wanted me to get out of it, so the loans have really helped me”.

He’s got ability and the confidence, if he could make the massive step up to the first team in the next year or two it would give a huge lift to those following him through the ranks at St.James’ Park.

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