Isaac Westendorf: Who is Newcastle United’s latest signing and how has he impressed in games against Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest?

Newcastle United Under-23’s have confirmed the signing of striker Isaac Westendorf, but just who is the former Barking FC striker?

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?


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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


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St James's Park (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Last night was not Westendorf’s first appearance for Newcastle United Under-23’s with the striker having previously made his debut against Middlesbrough in October.

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.


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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.

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