Local lad Michael Richardson is hoping he can grab a place in this fast, young and athletic Newcastle squad during the Magpies’ busy pre-season schedule.
The 20 year old rookie is looking to snatch his spot on the team sheet in Newcastle’s up and coming pre-season tours of Germany and Austria. United have well and truly begun preparations to improve on last year’s successful campaign and Richardson has vowed he is eager to be a part of Manager Alan Pardew’s plans.
The Geordie born midfielder has impressed Pardew, since the Manager’s arrival which has led to youngster extending his United deal by another year this month. Richardson – who is yet to make his first team debut – was sent out on loan to Leyton Orient last year to gain first team experience.
And now the exciting prospect is looking to catch the eye of the gaffer and achieve his dream of playing in the black and white shirt at St James Park.
Richardson told a local newspaper: “You always aim for the first team.
“When you’re in the reserves it’s about catching the eye and playing well.
“Hopefully you can get your head through the door. I have next season to look forward too.”
Newcastle are set to give their squad a full workout with Monaco, Fenerbahce and Chemnitzer all coming up to face the Toon Army in their quest for European football experience.
The former Walker Central junior stated that any time on the pitch would be good to him and that momentum was the key for United to succeed. The pacey midfielder is living the dream on Tyneside. It was only two years ago he was learning his trade at Newcastle Council to become an electrician, but now Richo sets his sights on much higher things with the club he loves.