Steve Bruce reacts to classy performance from Newcastle United's Joe White
White – who made his senior debut against Rotherham United on Tuesday night – came off the bench in Friday night’s 2-0 win over Burton Albion.
And the 18-year-old midfielder “caught the eye” at the Pirelli Stadium following his 55th-minute introduction.
Head coach Steve Bruce said: “He caught the eye, didn’t he? We brought him up about 18 months ago before Covid, and he quietly impressed us. And, all of a sudden, they grow all of a sudden, and find a yard of pace, and look bigger and stronger. And he’s certainly done that. Over the last couple of games in particular, I’ve been very, very pleased with what I’ve seen.
"Well done to him. The good thing is pre-season’s given me a chance to see him in a game. He can be really pleased with himself. He catches everybody’s eye with his strength, physicality – and the way he handles the ball.”