Jamaal Lascelles determined to make every second count at Newcastle

Jamaal Lascelles
Jamaal Lascelles

Jamaal Lascelles says every second counts for him in his first pre-season at Newcastle United.

The defender signed for the club a year ago in a double deal with goalkeeper Karl Darlow.

“Now I finally have I’m really pleased. Every second that I play, I enjoy.

But the pair were loaned back to Nottingham Forest for a season.

And Lascelles – who has played in Newcastle’s first three pre-season friendlies so far – is keen to make an impression on new head coach Steve McClaren, who he briefly worked with at the City Ground.

Lascelles, 21, is determined to make the most of every minute he gets on the field between now and the start of the season.

“I enjoy every minute,” said Lascelles. “I’ve waited long enough to get the shirt on.

“Now I finally have I’m really pleased. Every second that I play, I enjoy.

“The way we played, hopefully we can take that forward. Hopefully, we can take that into the season.”