Having signed five new players this January, Pardew now hopes to send out several youngsters to the lower leagues to gain some invaluable experience and much-needed confidence.
He sounded out Sammy Ameobi and Shane Ferguson in particular, and suggested he will look to find a lower-league club who can offer them a run in the the first-team.
Pardew said: “I still have high hopes for Sammy, for Fergie.
“It’s a good question at this time, because I think they need to go out and get eight or nine games under their belt, perhaps at Championship level, to get their confidence back.
“They’ve had to come into a losing situation and we’ve had to ask three or four of them to go into the team and pick us up. It’s very, very difficult that. I have some sympathy for them.
“There is a route and Adam Campbell is another one who is actually very unlucky not to travel with this group because he’s been doing really well in training.
“The most ideal situation for this club is to produce our own and we’ll be looking at that very, very strongly in the summer in terms of trying to improve that area.”
So, as well as sending out our current players on loan over the next month, it looks as though Pardew will be looking to reinforce the youth intake system.
The likes of Everton and Villa have been doing it for years. And although the midlands club have not performed well this season, I think they do deserve praise for the way they have cultivated their own players. With the likes of Ciaran Clark, Andreas Weimann, Barry Bannan and Nathan Delfouneso all in and around the first team, it’s certainly worth noting.
Like Newcastle, their youngsters have all been too heavily relied upon this season and have, as a result, been worn out and intimidated.
With the 5 new signings already made this January however, it looks as though we can now afford to loan out the younger fringe players. Curtis Good has already made an impression on loan at Bradford, helping them to reach the Capital One Cup Final last week; hopefully the other loans will work out just as well as Curtis’ has done.