Young Newcastle United goalkeeper Will Brown has been included in the Guardian’s list of the 20 best first year scholars at Premier League club’s.
The newspaper evaluated each club’s scholars in order to determine who is the finest young talent coming through the youth system at each top flight club.
Brown was chosen as the Newcastle selection, with journalist Louise Taylor writing: “Apart from his technical ability, he is said to possess the ideal temperament for a goalkeeper.”
Newcastle have had success bringing through ‘keeper Freddie Woodman in recent years, and Brown looks set to be the latest shot-stopper to follow him at St James’ Park.
Newcastle fans will be thrilled to see one of their young stars recognised, and interested to see who the player the Guardian chose was. Brown featured for the team’s U-18’s side last season despite still being a schoolboy, showcasing how highly rated he is by the Magpies brass. Newcastle have good depth in the goalkeeper position already, with first choice Martin Dubravka currently backed up by Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow. Then there’s the aforementioned Woodman who has struggled to engineer first team opportunities at the club despite his success with England’s youth teams. Despite that, with Woodman and Brown entrenched on Tyneside the future of football’s loneliest position appears to be secure for the North East giants. The mention of Brown’s temperament is important as that will come in useful as he progresses up the ladder, but he’s certainly one for Newcastle fans to watch out for.