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Longstaff Grateful For Opportunity

Midfielder Aims To Impress In Blackpool Colours

25 July 2017

Sean Longstaff aims to repay the faith shown in him at Blackpool, as he prepares to make the next step in his development as a footballer.

The Newcastle United midfielder, who has joined the club on loan until January, says the move to Bloomfield Road is ‘perfect’ for him.

“I’m really happy, I think it’s a great move,” he told the official website. “The staff have obviously done their research on me and seem to like me, so I’m just grateful for the chance and hopefully I can repay them and the fans.

“I’m still only 19 so it’s just about playing games and obviously League One is the perfect level for me to do it. If I do well at this level, then you never know what can happen back at Newcastle.”

Highly-rated on Tyneside, Longstaff scored three goals in 17 appearances during a loan spell with Kilmarnock last season and feels that experience will only stand him in good stead for this one.

“Playing at Kilmarnock was great and some of the established professionals in the game, like Kris Boyd and Gary Dicker, were great with us.

“That was the first step on the ladder and hopefully this is the next one for me and just as successful,” he said.

His first appearance in Blackpool colours came in a 7-0 pre-season victory at Radcliffe on Saturday, which proved to be his first introduction to his new team-mates.

“It was my first 90 minutes of the season and I was just really excited to get there, meet some of the lads, meet some of the coaches and play the game.

“I think this is going to be a really exciting team to watch and to obviously play in, hopefully,” he added. 

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