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Young Newcastle Star Told by Alan Pardew He’d Be Fourth Choice At Best

6 years ago
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A young player who hasn’t been given a single chance by Alan Pardew, has said that he was told he’d be fourth choice at best this season.

Remie Street turns twenty in less than three weeks time but has never been given a single minute of first team football.

Explaining to BBC Stoke what made him go out on loan to Port Vale, Streete said;

“I am very happy to move as ever since the start of the season I asked the manager at Newcastle if I was going to be involved.

“Alan Pardew said I was going to be fourth or fifth choice centre-half and so I wanted to go on loan and get some football under my belt.”

Need to step up a level;

“I was on the bench at 17 against Arsenal and I have played 10 pre-season first team games and a bag full of Under-21 games.

“I have been in the Under-21s for four or five years now and it is time to step up a level into the Football League.”

Hoping to extend loan;

“Initially I wanted the move to be three months but Newcastle said one month to see if I enjoyed it.

“Hopefully we’ll look to extend it until at least January.”

Once the injuries cleared up;

“I heard that Port Vale were interested but there were quite a few injuries at the back for Newcastle so I was travelling away with the first team.

“I have been training with them but now some of the injuries have cleared up so I finally got my chance to come down here.”

It seems a strange conundrum as Newcastle have been woeful at the back, particularly at centre-back.

So if you have a young defender shortly turning twenty years of age, then surely he must be worth a try at least on the bench, or else what is the point of keeping him hanging around if he’s never going to get a chance?

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