A Newcastle player’s loan deal has been cut short today, with Newcastle winger Callum Roberts heading back to St. James’ Park from Gateshead.

Along with Adam Campbell, the 17 year old was due to stay at the International Stadium until the end of the season, but for reasons unknown, teh arrangement has been brought to an end.

Ironically Campbell has had his own problems when on loan before but has found his feet at Gateshead scoring a few goals.

On the other hand Roberts has played only three times and wasn’t in the starting eleven on Tuesday night for their latest Conference match.

Gateshead released the following statement:

‘Callum Roberts’ loan spell with the club has ended, and the winger has returned to Newcastle United.

The 17-year-old made three appearances for the Heed – featuring home and away against Nuneaton Town, as well as away at Southport.

Roberts was an unused substitute against Kidderminster Harriers at the International Stadium on Tuesday night.’

  • Very Terry

    The lad must be feeling rather confused. From unused sub for Gateshead to Premier Division. Well done NUFC; how to bring on a youngster.

  • Steve1221

    Very Terry Surely he’s better training with Premier league players and not getting a game than training with conference players and not getting a game.

  • Very Terry

    Steve1221 Very Terry I see your point and it must be very exciting and probably beneficial for him in some ways, at least in the short term. 
    My point is that most of us flourish when we’re part of a stable system. He’s a young lad and seems to be being used as emergency cover for senior players because the squad is so thin due to cost-cutting measures. 
    I don’t believe that’s good for him at all, it’s a situation that could have all sorts of negative outcomes?