Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

United Youngsters Wanted on Loan by Football League Clubs - but Will Carver Be Prepared to Let Them Leave?

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

United Youngsters Wanted on Loan by Football League Clubs - but Will Carver Be Prepared to Let Them Leave?

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THE emergency loan deadline is today, and Newcastle United's young stars are on the radar of several Football League clubs.

Whether John Carver decides to allow some of his fringe men to go or not is a matter of debate - his squad is stretched to the bare - bones as it is.

But it said a lot that when defensive injuries struck, he still didn't turn to defender Lubo Satka.

United have previously got plenty from the loan system and there has been interest in some of their young guns.

But would a spell being toughened up down the pyramid do something for these young stars? OLIVIER KEMEN: Kemen is one of the most exciting talents at Newcastle, and just like Rolando Aarons, scouts have been watching him in the reserves recently with a view to a loan bid.

The France under-19 international is desperate to play and John Carver said himself that he might have trouble holding him back. Could this be a chance for him to get minutes under his belt? CALLUM ROBERTS: Roberts (right) has just returned from a spell at Gateshead that didn't work out and the 17-year-old is back in and around the United firstteam squad.

But he surely needs time on the pitch - and United would be open to League One suitors.

"We sent him there to play, to get the experience and it didn't work out for him," Carver said when he came back from the International Stadium.

"We thought he's better playing in our reserve team than theirs, working in our environment and an opportunity could come around."

ADAM ARMSTRONG: Armstrong is another who needs minutes, and while Newcastle aren't exactly blessed with strikers after Papiss Cisse's suspension, would he better off going somewhere where he would start games? It's unlikely: the striker came on against Arsenal in the last game.

But Championship clubs have enquired about him since Christmas, and if Carver decided to make him available there would be no shortage of suitors. …

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