Brad Inman

By Dan King

Brad Inman marked his first appearance since early September with two goals for Newcastle's under-18s on Saturday.

The midfielder, born in Australia but a Scottish under-21 international, hasn't played since starring in the Reserves' 2-2 draw against Liverpool on September 7 after being ruled out with a training ground injury.

But he marked his return in some style with two second-half goals against Leeds' Academy side at Little Benton, and is now planning to make up for lost time.

As he walked off the pitch, he told "It's always good to get the first game back out of the way, and I enjoyed playing for the under-18s just to get a game under my belt.

"I was delighted to get 90 minutes and come through it."

The teenager's first goal came from a Dan Taylor flick-on while the second was a cool finish after he was slipped in by Michael Riley.

"The first one was a bit of a shank!", he admitted. "But the second one wasn't bad and it's great to get a couple of goals to build on.

"It's been a frustrating few weeks, because I felt like I was doing well and now I have to start again. But hopefully I can get back to playing now. I'll play a couple of games for the under-18s and then hopefully get back into the Reserves squad."