Newcastle United surprised everybody with the sheer number of young players they would be releasing this summer.

A major clearout of the younger age groups, as well as more senior players such as Gamez and Haidara who wouldn’t be offered new contracts either.

Wednesday has seen Newcastle United reveal that a number of the released players have found new clubs.

One of those being Macauley Gillhespy.

Back in February the defender was included in Newcastle’s official 25 man squad after the January transfer window saw many players go out on loan.

However, no new contract was offered and after two successful loan spells there, it has now been announced that Carlisle United have a greed a two year deal with Gilhespy.

Whilst our overwhelming concern will always be whatever is happening at St James Park, good luck to all the young players who have served NUFC and are now looking to continue their careers elsewhere.

Official Newcastle United Statement:

‘Ashington-born defender Macaulay Gillesphey has joined Carlisle United following his release from Newcastle United.

The 22-year-old previously had two loan spells with the Cumbrians and has now signed a two-year contract at Brunton Park.

Gillesphey is one of several players who will leave St. James’ Park on the expiry of their contracts this summer, including Massadio Haïdara, Jesús Gámez and Curtis Good.

Under-23 players Yannick Aziakonou, Kyle Cameron, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Stuart Findlay, Owen Gallacher, Mackenzie Heaney, Tom Heardman, Jack Hunter, Ben Kitchen, Michael Newberry, Brendan Pearson, Callum Smith, Liam Smith, Craig Spooner, Dan Ward, Callum Williams and Paul Woolston were not offered new deals, while Kieren Aplin, Isaac Gamblin, Mace Goodridge, Jack Robson and Kurtis Russell have been released from the club’s Academy.

Defender Newberry has linked up with UMF Víkingur Ólafsvík in Iceland.

Meanwhile former England youth international Heaney has joined Ebac Northern League side Newcastle Benfield and Robson has headed to the USA with Saginaw Valley State University.’



  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Great news that he has found a new club. Was at a reserve game against Liverpool at Benton a few years back and got talking to his mother. She was so nervous she stayed in the club house having a drink. Carlise were not far off the play offs last season so hope he makes a living out the game. Hope Heaney get’s an offer as well.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Monkseaton they’ll both be playing for Real Madrid since you think our youth prospects are all amazing (despite proof to the contrary) didn’t know you were such an Uber you went to every single Newcastle game at every single age level

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Be please for the lad plenty people do not make it and go in the Northern League. This site is all doom and gloom and most do not even go to the matches that’s the funny part.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Exactly, it’s a bit of a shame Curle had moved on, a good defender in his day.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Wonder why it’s doom & gloom with an owner who has a Jim Jones like hold on clowns who’ll believe whatever he says & buy season tickets regardless. Anyway you aren’t from Newcastle so you’ve always gotta compensate

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            To be honest could not give a flying monkey;s what division we are in or who the Chairman is. I support our club and always will do. Those who wait for better are not supporters.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Theirs being a supporter then theirs being an absolute mug