'I have to be patient' - Newcastle defender eager for January exit
By Danny Wright
Newcastle United defender Macaulay Gillesphey has revealed that he is eager to exit St. James’ Park on a loan deal when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Gillesphey, 21, has admitted that he was hoping to secure a temporary switch away from the Magpies during the summer, but nothing that he deemed as being worthwhile for him materialised.
The centre-back has previously had spells with Carlisle in League Two which have no doubt seen him makes leaps and strides in his progression to be a fully fledged senior footballer in the future.
He is yet to play in the Newcastle first-team but has been a regular in Peter Beardsley’s Under-23 side this season, making six appearances across Premier League 2 and the EFL Cup, scoring one goal in the process.
Now, Gillesphey has made it clear that he is not ready to rest on his laurels of playing Under-23 football and has suggested that he is keen on moving to another Football League club in the winter.
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“I have enjoyed being back here. Training has been good and I have been playing too,” he said to the Newcastle Chronicle.
“In the last couple of years I have been out on loan at Carlisle.
“I am happy to be back until January when I will then hopefully go out on loan again.
“I was looking to go out on loan but didn’t want to rush out and go to a club that didn’t suit the way I played.
“I have to be patient and not go anywhere that was available.”
Newcastle sent a number of young players out on loan during the summer, perhaps as a way to give them first-team football with Rafa Benitez so reluctant to call them into his senior squad.
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