Before last night’s clash with Nottingham Forest, Newcastle announced the capture of Isaac Westendorf on an 18 month contract.
The Under-23’s would go on to lose the game 1-0, ending their seven match unbeaten run in all competitions, however, all eyes were on their newest signing who was given a 30-minute run out at Whitley Park.
Who is Isaac Westendorf?
Westendorf has most recently played for Barking FC who play in the Pitching In Isthmian North Division.
Described as a ‘fast and powerful’ striker, Westendorf has been praised for his ability to score goals consistently.
After appearing for the Under-23’s as a trialist earlier this campaign, it’s clear that he has impressed whilst on Tyneside and earned himself a contract in the north east.
His previous Newcastle United experience
Having impressed on debut, he then started against Birmingham City - a game notable for being Jonjo Shelvey’s return to action after recovering from injury which had kept the midfielder out for a number of weeks.
Westendorf was a trialist for those games and although he impressed by all accounts, he was not made a permanent member of the squad until yesterday.
What does the future hold?
Short-term, Westendorf will be aiming to impress new boss Kevin Richardson.
Players like Dylan Stephenson, Jack Young, Joe White and Elliot Anderson have all earned first-team recognition for their performances - Westendorf will no doubt hope to follow suit.