Sheffield United swoop to sign highly-rated Newcastle youngster

Peter Beardsley
Peter Beardsley

Sheffield United have signed highly-rated Newcastle United defender Jamie Cobain on loan.

The 18-year-old, who plays at right-back, has made five appearances for the Premier League side’s reserves this season.

Cobain, who turns 19 tomorrow, recovered from problems with injury to force his way into the Magpies’ reserve side under Peter Beardsley after impressing Academy coaches.

Cobain posted on Twitter earlier today: “Starting my first ever loan today at Sheffield United. Looking forward to all the games!”

The defender signed a three-year scholarship deal with Newcastle last July. United face Fleetwood in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tomorrow.