United starlet Remie Streete on mend after ankle op

HIGHLY-RATED ... Newcastle's Remie Streete, right, had ankle surgery yesterday.
HIGHLY-RATED ... Newcastle's Remie Streete, right, had ankle surgery yesterday.

SOUTH Tynesider Remie Streete’s had a successful operation on his injured ankle – but the Newcastle United defender still faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The 17-year-old – who suffered the injury in a reserve derby against Sunderland earlier this month – went under the knife in London yesterday.

And highly-rated Streete went on social networking site Twitter to declare the operation to reattach snapped ankle tendons a success.

Pardew has Newcastle first-team hopes for young star Remie Streete

Streete thanks the club for getting him the “best available treatment”, as well as supporters who had sent messages of good luck.

The centre-half, from South Shields, turned professional on his birthday earlier this season, and his performances for the reserves have impressed manager Alan Pardew.

Pardew had involved Streete in first-team training sessions before his season was ended by injury.

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