Newcastle Reserves – the Future is Black-N-White!

by shearyadi | October 12, 2007 12:37 am

Newcastle United reserves team has produce some real challengers for the current reguler first team squad. Fraser, Danquah, Doninger, Godsmark are some of the future stars of the Black-n-White Army.

Dutch striker Frank Wiafe Danquah is still something of an unknown quantity to the Toon Army. He is having suffered a serious knee injury after joining Newcastle United as a 15-year-old. Now he is turned 18 last week, and was on the scoresheet in the 3-1 reserve win over Wigan at Kingston Park on Monday.

Reserve coach Lee Clark was impressed by the young forward display against the Latics. Clark mentioned Danquah as the player with great character to battle back and has been great for him this season.

“Frank has had some bad luck with injuries since joining us as a schoolboy,” the former Toon favourite told

“I have played for the reserves at St James’ Park and it is my dream to one day play there for the first team.” Said the delighted 18 years-old player.

Another Toon youngster, Jose Enrique saying about his fitness and ready to claim his place in the reguler Newcastle United starting line-up.

The 21-year-old Spanish lad made an impressive full league debut in the 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday, after having a frustrating start by picking up a slight hamstring injury against Barnsley in August.

“I had a slight injury after I joined but now I am 100% fit and in perfect condition,”

Meanwhile, Joey Barton has played his first full 90 minutes since breaking a bone in his foot during pre-season and was part of Newcastle United XI which was beaten 3-1 by Glasgow Rangers in a behind-closed-doors practice match at St.James’ Park on Wednesday afternoon.

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