Newcastle defender fights for Port Vale place

TALENTED ... Newcastle's Remie Streete.
TALENTED ... Newcastle's Remie Streete.
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REMIE Streete says he can’t expect to walk into Port Vale’s starting XI – after spending the first game of his loan on the bench.

The Newcastle United defender joined the League One club for an initial month’s loan last month.

And Streete watched from the bench as his new team-mates beat Yeovil Town 4-1 on Saturday at Vale Park.

The 19-year-old, from South Shields, could again be on the bench for Saturday’s game at Preston North End.

“If you win a game 4-1, then no one is going to complain about that,” Streete told the Stoke Sentinel.

“I didn’t play a part, but I just have to keep going in training, and hopefully get a chance to show people what I can do.

“I am still young, and it is a great experience to come here on loan and settle into a new team. It is something that I haven’t experienced before, but hopefully I will get some games under my belt.

“All I can do is train hard and then, should there be an opening in the team, come and show what I can do, then hopefully become a member of the first-team regularly.

“I have a few weeks to settle in. I am initially only here for a month, but it takes a few weeks to get to know the lads and get into the swing in training.

“Then, hopefully, I will stay at least until January and see where it goes from there.”

Streete, in the last year of his contract at Newcastle, has indicated that he is keen to extend his loan until January.

And Vale’s interim manager Rob Page said: “You want good players in and around your squad – with the right character and temperament – and he has certainly got that.

“He ticks all the boxes. He understands that he has got to be patient regarding to game time.

“He is definitely one that is going to have a bright future in the game.”

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