Newcastle loan midfielder Sean Longstaff scored three goals for Kilmarnock in his first loan spell away from NUFC last year.

This season, the then 19 year old headed off to League One for the year in July.

Hitting the ground running, he scored some spectacular goals, striking four games in a row.

Adding only a couple since, last weekend Sean Longstaff scored his seventh of the season from close in as Blackpool beat Bradford 5-0.

However, it was back to business as usual last night (see below) as his eighth of the season, in a win over Northampton, was an absolute screamer.

Watch the excellent 25 yard strike below:

The Mag – Earlier today (Tuesday 11 April):

Newcastle loan players were in action on Tuesday night.

Even though he didn’t get on the scoresheet himself, it was a great night for Aleksandar Mitrovic.

A 1-0 home win over Reading means that Mitro has played in 13 games for Fulham, with a remarkable record of 10 wins and 3 draws.

This latest victory was paired with a second defeat in a row for Cardiff (at Aston Villa), which for the first time lifts Fulham into an automatic play-off spot. They are one point higher and with better goal difference than Cardiff who have a game in hand.

Their incredible run of form means that with four games to go, Fulham have even closed to within eight points of Wolves at the top.

Going a little bit under the radar this season has been Sean Longstaff.

The 20 year old midfielder has been at Blackpool all season and despite them struggling at the wrong end of League One for most of the campaign, the Newcastle midfielder has now hit an impressive eight goals and even has a chance of being the NUFC player to be the highest goal getter (see below).

Following up a goal in Blackpool’s 5-0 win over Bradford at the weekend, Longstaff scored a stunning goal from over 25 yards last night in a 3-0 win over Northampton, then was unlucky to see another one come back off the woodwork.

Midfielders who can score goals are priceless so interesting to see whether he can progress again next season, probably on loan in the Championship.

Like Mitrovic, Adam Armstrong didn’t get on the scoresheet on Tuesday night but it was still a half-decent night for him.

Blackburn only got a goalless draw at Gillingham but at this stage of the season that point could be priceless.

With five games to play it puts them second top on goal difference behind Wigan but means they are five points ahead of Shrewsbury (who have a game in hand), the only other club who could force their way into the automatic promotion spots.

Elsewhere, things are fading badly for Jack Colback. After getting positive feedback initially from Forest fans, his last six matches have seen his loan side fail to score and he is one of those blamed for the lack of creativity.

Losing 1-0 at home to Brentford means three defeats in a row for the midfielder and no wins in the last six. Hopes disappearing fast that Colback could be offloaded permanently to Forest at the end of the season.

Newcastle players with most goals so far this season:

10 Aleksandar Mitrovic (1 Newcastle United and 9 Fulham)

(4 Championship matches remain, plus potential play-off games)

10 Adam Armstrong (1 Bolton and 9 Blackburn)

(5 League One matches remain, plus potential play-off games)

9 Ivan Toney (4 Wigan 5 Scunthorpe)

(6 League One matches remain, plus potential play-off games)

8 Sean Longstaff (8 Blackpool)

(4 League One matches remain, plus potential play-off games)

5 Dwight Gayle

(6 Premier League matches remain)

4 Ayoze Perez

(6 Premier League matches remain)

4 Joselu

(6 Premier League matches remain)