Newcastle United to farm out more young stars

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ALAN Pardew is looking to send more Newcastle United players packing – on loan.

The club farmed out a number of players last season to clubs at home and abroad.

And Pardew will continue the policy next season.

James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic won League One play-off winners medals with loan club Rotherham United in front of a 43,403 crowd at Wembley last weekend.

Defender Tavernier, a veteran of SIX loan spells, was an influential player for Steve Evans’s side in their promotion charge.

And Mehdi Abeid helped Panathinaikos win the Greek Cup and qualify for the Champions League.

Others, however, didn’t make a significant impression at their loan clubs. Shane Ferguson and Adam Campbell found starts hard to come by at Birmingham City and St Mirren, their respective teams.

United manager Pardew – who keeps a close eye on the progress of loanees – is keen for the next generation to gain first-team experience away from St James’s Park.

“Certainly, some of our younger players need to get opportunities,” Pardew said.

“We’ll still look to loan players next year.”

Tavernier and forward Vuckic are set for talks with Pardew over their Newcastle futures, while midfielder Abeid is expected to be given a chance at United next season after impressing in Greece.

North Shields-born striker Campbell is keen to reinvigorate a career which has seemingly stalled when he reports back to the club in July.

And winger Ferguson – who showed a lot of promise when he broke into the first-team squad at Newcastle three years ago – faces an uncertain future at St James’s Park, where he is under contract for another two years.

Meanwhile, one player who is set for a loan spell next term is Remie Streete, whose progress at the club last season was interrupted by injury. The 19-year-old defender has one year left on his deal.

And Pardew is keen to see him make the step up from Under-21 football to the Football League.

Streete, from South Shields, was a candidate for a loan late last year.

But he suffered a thigh injury and was sidelined when the Football League’s deadline passed.

The likes of Jonathyn Quinn, Jamie Sterry, Olivier Kemen, Lubo Satka and Kevin Mbabu could also be sent out on loan by Pardew.