Striker offered new deal by Newcastle
Tom Heardman has been offered a professional contract by Newcastle United.
The striker, on a third-year scholarship, has spent the season on the sidelines with an unspecified injury.
But Gosforth-born Heardman – who hasn't featured for the Under-21s since late last season – has been offered a six-month professional deal by the club.
The contract will give the 20-year-old a chance to prove himself when he returns to fitness.
Newcastle have informed a number of third-year scholars, including Ben Pollock, that they will not be offered deals.
Pollock, Luke Charman, Louis Johnson, Jake Trodd and Lewis Suddick will also leave United in the summer.