Over the previous few months, Elliot Anderson has stolen the headlines because of a collection of beautiful shows in League Two, with Matty Longstaff additionally catching the attention by way of six objectives in 16 appearances for Mansfield.
Nevertheless, there’s been one other Newcastle United teen who has been impressing within the league above each – and that’s Kell Watts.
After becoming a member of Wigan Athletic on mortgage final summer season, his performances over the primary half of the 2021/22 season left Eddie Howe ‘impressed’, and noticed him rewarded with a brand new two-year-old deal in February.
Since then, the native lad has gone on to play a key function in Wigan’s promotion again to the Championship, enjoying 35 occasions in all competitions in a season that’s seen the Latics end prime of the pile on 92 factors.
He nonetheless must fill out, and it have to be mentioned that he’s now not a younger lad at 22, however he’s left-footed, stands 6ft 3′ and seems able to impress Eddie Howe when he returns for pre-season this summer season.
Right here’s what he instructed NUFC.co.uk after signing a brand new deal on the membership earlier this 12 months:
“I’m completely delighted.
“I’ve been on the membership since I used to be eight so I’m buzzing to get a brand new contract.
“All my household are thrilled and I can’t wait to be working with the brand new supervisor subsequent season.”
Together with Elliot Anderson, the Alnwick-born centre-back could possibly be one to look at over this summer season’s pre-season programme.