Newcastle United have announced that 20-year-old talent Tom Allan has signed a new two-year contract with the club.
The club also confirm that he has completed a season-long loan move to Accrington Stanley – meaning our local lad will be playing his football in League One next season.
A great move for the Ashington born U-23 who as included in Steve Bruce’s first-team plans on the odd occasions last season, with him bagging an assist in his full debut in a FA Cup win over Rochdale back in January.
Here’s the full statement from the club following the double-deal for Allan:
Tom Allan has joined League One side Accrington Stanley on a season-long loan – after signing a new two-year contract with Newcastle United.
The 20-year-old has been rewarded with a new deal after a 2019/20 campaign which saw him make his first team debut for the Magpies in the Emirates FA Cup as well as breaking into the squad for a handful of Premier League matches.
Allan – who set up a goal for Joelinton after making his bow from the bench against Rochdale in January – finished last season as United’s leading goalscorer at under-23 level and, having trained regularly with Steve Bruce’s first team this year, was named among the substitutes for top flight games against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Although he has yet to make his league debut for Newcastle, the new contract demonstrates the club’s faith in the quick and direct attacker as he heads to Accrington for valuable senior experience.
Born in Ashington, former Cramlington Juniors player Allan joined United in 2012. He is capable of playing out wide or up front, and enjoyed success in a more central attacking role last term as he hit 17 goals in all competitions at second-string level before the season was cut short.
Here’s the youngster’s first interview with new club Accrington Stanely:
A good move for Allan and the perfect chance for him to show Steve Bruce and Co what he’s capable of ahead of his first full season at senior level.
Given the way Dan Barlaser has improved following a recent loan spell at Accrington, let’s hope it has the same effect for Allan!
Good luck to him!