Loan watch: Sean Longstaff continues to impress for Blackpool with decisive midfield goal

Sean Longstaff

Newcastle United on-loan midfielder Sean Longstaff kept up his brilliant form by netting the decisive goal in Blackpool’s victory over AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

The 19-year-old midfielder joined Blackpool in the summer on a six-month loan and has hit the ground running for the League One Club.

Longstaff helped his side record a 1-0 home win at the weekend as he rifled in a right-footed shot in the 52nd minute.

He is currently in red-hot form and has now find the back of the net in his last four consecutive games, which makes him one of the best goalscorers in League One as it stands.

The central midfielder has managed to find an eye for goal and is already earning the badge as a firm fan favourite at Blackpool as he continues to be the match winners.

The Magpies will be keeping a close eye on the teenager after sending him away from St. James’ Park on a short-term loan and the academy product is being tipped for bright future.

Longstaff spent the second half of last season out on loan at Scottish top-flight club Kilmarnock and is continuing to develop away from North-East club.

The Newcastle academy have fallen short of producing youth talents in recent years and will be hoping that the midfielder could become the next Magpies breakout star.

MY OPINION ON SEAN LONGSTAFF PERFORMANCE

Longstaff has made a dream start to his career at Bloomfield Road and if he continues it won’t be too long until Rafael Benitez has to consider him for the first team. The Newcastle upon Tyne born may only be performing in League One, but it’s worth nothing that he is still just a 19-year-old and is showing the promise to become a regular first teamer.

Sean Longstaff goals from midfield are something that Benitez’s side need and it will be interesting to see how far he had developed in January. All the youngster can is continue to impress with Blackpool and his chance will come. Tottenham’s Dele Alli is a perfect example of making the huge jump from League One star to the Premier League in a short space of time and while Longstaff is no Alli, I believe he could be ready for a chance at St James’ Park sooner rather than later.

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