Forget 16-goal Elias Sorensen, these two NUFC youngsters look a different class at U-23 level

Elias Sorensen may be making the headlines for our U-23’s after scoring his SIXTEENTH (yes 16th!) goal of the season last night, but both Callum Roberts and Sean Longstaff have been just as impressive.

Both were included in Rafa’s pre-season plans and, after spending the first half of the season playing for our second string, it’s fair to say they look a cut above the rest at U-23 level.

Starting with 21-year-old winger Roberts, he himself has now racked up an impressive 10 goals and 7 in just 13 games, with his pace, eye for a pass, low centre of gravity and dribbling ability always standing out when I’ve had the chance to watch him this season.

He probably needs a loan move in January so he can gain some much needed experience at senior level, and he’s not the only one, with fellow midfielder Sean Longstaff looking a different class at U-23 level too – and someone who didn’t look out of place with the first-team when handed chances to prove himself during pre-season.

As highlighted by the Chronicle’s Mark Carruthers (who watched him during our win at Stoke last night), the rangy midfielder was a ‘class above’ the rest on the night and someone who he feels is ‘wasted’ at youth level.

With Sorensen scoring for fun, Roberts weighing in with the goals and assists from wide and Longstaff pulling the strings in midfield, we look to have a few very promising youngsters on our hands.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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