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!