Newcastle United defender Lubo Satka has gone on to admit that he is currently ‘fighting’ for his future at St. James’ Park
Satka joined Newcastle United from MFK Dubnica during the summer of 2012 and managed to break into the first team a couple of years later, making his debut in a FA Cup encounter against Leicester City during the 2014/15 season.
However, the defender failed to consolidate on his big break and has not made a single appearance for the first team ever since, spending an unremarkable loan spell at League Two side York City during the latter part of last season.
Now Satka has entered the final year of his contract at St. James’ Park and it remains to be seen whether the 20-year-old has a long term future with the Championship outfit.
Satka is well aware of his situation at Newcastle and has gone on to admit that he is currently facing a battle to save his career with the Magpies.
Speaking to the Shields Gazette, the youngster said, “It’s the last year of my contract so I’m basically fighting for a new deal and to try to impress the manager. Pre-season is tough so you want to come back ready. I think it’s the same for everyone – all the other boys will be doing some work while they’re off.
“But if you want to impress, you’ve got to do more than everyone else and see what happens. I’m looking forward to getting back. I haven’t been playing for Newcastle for a while – I was out on loan which was good but also frustrating as well, because of York’s results – and I haven’t seen the lads for a while.”