Newcastle United manager, Steve Bruce, is now thinking of giving his young players chance to play against Chelsea’s side on Saturday.
The manager handed a match debut to 19-year-old midfielder Matty Longstaff to play alongside his brother Sean Longstaff against Manchester United, where the youngster strived by scoring the winning goal against the Red Devils after putting up an impressive performance in their last Premier League outing.
Transfer ban imposed on Chelsea by FIFA has forced the Lampard to give his academy graduate a chance in the senior team. As 21-year-old Fikayo Tomori, 22-year-old Tammy Abraham, and 21-year-old Mason Mount was called up to the senior team and each of them has put up an outstanding performance throughout the season. Tomori has been a solid rock at the back for the club while Mount and Abraham are running riot up front.
Steve Bruce, who formerly with Abraham during his spell at Aston Villa last season, said via Sports Mole: “Frank might have been forced into the situation with
Chelsea. All of a sudden, they’ve had to give their youngsters a go and whether that would have been the case (if they were not given the transfer ban), you’ll have to ask Frank that.
“He had Mount and he had the other boy (Tomori) at Derby with him, who’s played at centre-back, and Tammy, of course.
“I had Tammy and the big thing with Tammy was, ‘would he ever get the chance?’ He’s got the chance now and within eight weeks, he’s got into the England squad after playing in the Championship last year. It’s good for everybody.”
“In my experience, there’s nothing better than having someone come through and play, especially now we have academies which we invest fortunes in.
“Young Longy’s been there or thereabouts since I walked in. The first running session, he was up the front. He’s like a tomato when he finishes, and the heat certainly didn’t help. He tried like a
“Since that day, he’s been the way he is. It’s quite refreshing. My job now is to protect him and keep that humility that both of them have got.”