Steve Bruce hands first team call up to 18-year-old talent after 5 goals in 4 games – Report

According to The Chronicle, Steve Bruce has promoted Dylan Stephenson to his first team squad after Callum Wilson’s injury setback.

The Newcastle number nine is expected to be missing until after the international break in October – meaning he’s miss upcoming games against Leeds, Watford and Wolves.

That leaves just Dwight Gayle and Joelinton to fight for a place up top, meaning Stephenson will now train with the senior group over the coming weeks.

The 18-year-old striker has started the new season in stunning form, scoring FIVE goals in our opening four games in the Premier League 2.

He scored in a 1-1 draw with Reading in our opening game, bagged two against Birmingham in a 4-0 win and netted both our goals in a 2-0 victory over Burnley last month.

It’s unlikely he’ll get game time, however another injury could see him named on the bench over the coming weeks, with fellow U23 talent Joe White being an unused substitute in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

With 12 goals last season and five in four already this term, Stephenson is one to watch over the coming year – whether it’s in and around the first team squad or in the Premier League 2!

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3 thoughts on “Steve Bruce hands first team call up to 18-year-old talent after 5 goals in 4 games – Report

  1. Having to bring kids in already?
    They might as well when you look at what we’ve got as cover for Wilson!
    Where’s the marvellous Gayle who got a new contract, and the one who Bruce rates so highly, but doesn’t play?
    They’ve really F***** this season up already!
    This isn’t Captain Hindsight neither, every knowledgeable supporter could see the dangers, it’s just Ashley, Charnley and Bruce, who thought we had adequate cover up front!
    Not to mention lack of steel in midfield, and an ageing defence.
    Not looking forward to a Tyne Wear derby next season, which is a distinct possibility.


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