Lewis Aird

Name: Lewis Aird
Nationality: English
Born: 24th September 1994, Newcastle
Height: 1.81m (5ft 11ins)
Weight: To follow
Under-18s debut:
Position: Defender

Former St. Mary's RC Comprehensive pupil who has made the journey to Little Benton and is in his third year at the Academy.

The hard-tackling left-back made his Reserve debut in the pre-season win at Berwick - the highlight of his young career so far - but missed most of the following two seasons with injury so faces a big year in 2013/14.

Joined Newcastle, the team he supports, at the age of 12 from Walker Central. His hero is Alan Shearer.