Luke Charman

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Newcastle United have announced that 13 Academy players have signed scholarships with the Club.

Goalkeeper Paul Woolston has already made his Barclays Under-21 Premier League debut for the Magpies, when he kept a clean sheet in March's 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Meanwhile Lewis Suddick is the grandson of former Newcastle star Alan Suddick and Ben Pollock's father, Jamie, played for Middlesbrough and Manchester City.

Also joining the Academy are former Arsenal youngster Stefan Broccoli and Northern Ireland youth international Michael Newberry.

Luke Charman, Jamie Holmes, Jack Hunter, Louis Johnson, Sean Longstaff, Ben Smith, Jake Trodd and Dan Ward will also be at Little Benton on a full time basis from this summer.

This time last year, a 16-year-old Adam Armstrong was about to begin his first season as a scholar; by the end of it, he'd made his senior debut and signed his first professional contract.

The Club welcomes all of the new scholars to the Academy and wishes them well for the next two years and beyond.

Leaving the Academy are James Morgan and Lewis Aird, who have both been offered scholarships in America, and Macauley Booth.