Eddie Howe names the Newcastle youngster he will give opportunity in the Champions League

Newcastle United will play Borussia Dortmund later this month, and Eddie Howe’s young players have been given every motivation to succeed.
Eddie Howe has hinted at additional “opportunities” for Newcastle United kids in the coming weeks, and has stated that he believes some of his Academy stars may shine on the Champions League stage.

Lewis Miley, 17, was chosen to the bench against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League Group F triumph earlier this month by Howe. Sean Longstaff and Elliot Anderson, for example, have made their debuts in Europe’s biggest competition.

Newcastle’s head coach believes he has proved to young academy players that there will be opportunities to impress him this season.


Elliot Anderson and Lewis Miley: The two young Geordies lighting up  Newcastle's pre-season


“I think it’s great from my perspective to reward players who have come through the academy,” Howe told Chronicle Live. If they are talented enough, they will have opportunities.

“You can see that with Lewis Miley on the bench in the Champions League and Elliot Anderson coming on, those opportunities are there.” I’ve always claimed that we don’t have a large squad.

“As a result, we want to use the academy to bring players through.” We’ll put them through training with the first team and help them grow. It’s a big element of what we’re attempting to accomplish.”

Newcastle’s Champions League campaign returns to St James’ Park on October 25 when European giants Borussia Dortmund visit Tyneside. The Under-19s will play Dortmund earlier that day at 3pm at Gateshead Stadium.


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