Newcastle United winger leaves club on loan

Callum Roberts has signed for Colchester United on loan.

By Miles Starforth
Thursday, 31st January 2019, 10:51 am
Updated Thursday, 31st January 2019, 1:13 pm
Callum Roberts.
Callum Roberts.

The Newcastle United winger travelled to the League Two club last night.

And Roberts – who scored in the club's FA Cup win over Blackburn Rovers earlier this month – completed his move this afternoon.

The 21-year-old was an unused substitute for Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Premier League champions Manchester City at St James's Park.

North Shields-born Roberts is out of contract at the end of the season.

Speaking after scoring against Blackburn, Roberts said: "Obviously, the aim is to play in the first team. If that's not possible, I'll think about loan options."

Roberts has previously had loan spells at Kilmarnock and Gateshead.