From Accrington Stanley to Swansea to LaLiga - this is how Newcastle United's loanees are performing
The Newcastle United squad and boss Steve Bruce are under intense pressure as they battle for Premier League survival ahead of the visit of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
But how are the players currently out on loan performing at their respective clubs?
Seven players are out on loan and they all due to return at the end of the current season.
We’ve taken a look at all the players and whether some of them could have helped in the club’s bid to survive relegation.
A second season out on loan for the former Under-20 World Cup champion has seen the youngster command between the sticks as Swansea seem destined for the play-offs.
He has 18 clean sheets in the league for the Swans as the Welsh side currently sit one place behind an automatic promotion spot.
Consecutive defeats to Bournemouth and bitter rivals Cardiff City ended their decent run of three wins out of four prior to their defeat at the Vitality Stadium.
The Spanish centre-half has featured heavily this season for Babazorros El Glorioso with the side sitting in second bottom.
Lejeune is currently with former Magpies striker Joselu, with their side picking up only one win in the last 13.
Alaves have 10 games left to survive with the defender due back at St. James’s Park at the end of this season.
Another Newcastle player that has been shipped out on loan to La Liga is Japanese forward Yoshinori Muto.
Muto has made a number of appearances for the Spanish side, grabbing three goals and one assist in 14 starts.
However, the 28-year old has missed a number of matches recently due to injury.
After loan spells for Stevenage and Mansfield last season, Watts has moved up a level by joining Plymouth Argyle in Sunderland’s current division.
The youngster was part of one of the few sides to defeat the Black Cats this season, with Argyle coming out on top 2-1.
The South Coast side sit comfortably in 16th position as they sit in limbo between relegation and promotion.
Cass and Hartlepool currently sit in second, with the young defender appearing 24 times.
Pools are unbeaten in their last 11 and they picked up a point away at promotion rivals Stockport County on Saturday afternoon.
The youngster recently missed three games courtesy of a red card suspension.
The Danish-Geordie has featured 20 times for the second division Dutch side, netting four times and assisting just as many.
The forward has helped City into fourth place, with only a two point gap to close for a promotion place.
Sorensen will be hoping to impress for the remaining fixtures as he looks to break into Newcastle’s first team squad.
Since Sangare made his home debut for Stanley in a 7-0 EFL Trophy win against a young Leeds United, the Liberian has only featured twice since.
The midfielder lost two months of playing time when he tore his hamstring in the first league game against Peterborough United.
Stanley’s play-off hopes are slowly drifting away after recent heavy defeats, including a 7-0 thrashing by Peterborough.