Michael Hoganson

Date of birth: 03/10/1993
Place of birth: Newcastle

An attack-minded full-back who can also play on the left-wing, Hoganson has already appeared in Peter Beardsley's Reserve team squad on a couple of occasions, although he has yet to make his second-string debut.

Born in Newcastle and a boyhood Magpies fan, former Cowgate boys' club player Hoganson joined United in 2008 and describes signing his scholarship as his "best footballing memory."

Dedicated and hard-working, he believes you only get out of life what you put in. His favourite Magpies player was Laurent Robert and Ryan Giggs is his football hero.