By Harvey Byrne
Defender Jamie Sterry has agreed the terms of a new deal with Newcastle, the club announced on Friday.
The north east side revealed on their official Twitter account that the 20-year-old right-back had extended his contract until 2020.
The highly-rated youngster made his first start for the club in the midweek clash against Cheltenham in the EFL Cup, helping to ensure a clean sheet in the 2-0 victory.
His first appearance for the club came on the final day of last season, after the youngster replaced Moussa Sissoko in the 84th-minute during the 5-1 win against Tottenham.
The Magpies saw the departure of Netherlands international right-back Daryl Janmaat to Watford in a £7.5million deal earlier in the week, but Rafa Benitez was quick to replace him bringing in DeAndre Yedlin from Tottenham for £5million.
The former Real Madrid and Liverpool boss has also brought in full-back Jesus Gamez from Atletico Madrid for a £1.5million fee, and he can play on either side of the defence.
Newcastle’s back four have kept two clean sheets in their last two matches and Benitez will be keen to continue this form after losing their first two Championship games this season.
The club are hosting a key clash against Brighton on Saturday, and the two clubs are expected to be battling near the top of the table at the end of the season.
The match is being broadcasted on Sky Sports at 5:30pm.
In other Newcastle team news, Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic will miss the key Championship match against Brighton.