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Another young Newcastle star trains with Coventry City

6 years ago

Coventry manager Tony Mowbray, has revealed that young Newcastle star Alex Gilliead has been training with the Midlands club.

The 19 year old spent a fortnight training with the Sky Blues before heading off to represent his country with the Under 20s squad.

Gilliead making one of England’s goals as they thrashed the Czech Republic on Saturday.

Mowbray described the Newcastle youngster as a ‘very, very fast wide player’ and he could also rely on guidance from current League One player of the month Adam Armstrong (pictured above) who has been such a hit on loan.

The Coventry boss says he will have a watching brief for now before deciding if he wants to make a move for Alex Gilliead, Mowbray saying that he’d told the Newcastle player that he would make sure he took in some England and Newcastle matches to monitor him.

Earlier today there were yet more reports that Newcastle would allow a number of fringe/young players go out to lower league teams in the emergency loan window which opens tomorrow (Wednesday).

Tony Mowbray:

“Alex has gone back for now.

“He was with us for a week or two but wasn’t allowed to play any games because it was in a hectic period of Saturday/Tuesday, Saturday/Tuesday and a lot of the training was game preparation so I didn’t see him play in a game.

“So he went off with the (England) Under-20s and I said I’d watch him play for them and in some Under-21 games back at Newcastle.

“I’ll keep an eye on him really. He’s a very, very fast wide player and Adam (Armstrong) obviously knows him very well because they’ve played in the same team together for a while with Newcastle Under-21s.”


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