Tom Heardman

Name: Tom Heardman
Nationality: English
Born: 12th September 1995, Gosforth
Height: 6ft 4ins
Weight: To follow
Under-21s debut: 12th August 2013 v Reading (away), Barclays Under-21 Premier League
Position: Forward

Big striker who is as good on the ground as he is in the air and made two appearances for the under-18s from the bench in the 2011/12 campaign before becoming a regular last term.

Born in Gosforth and a big Newcastle fan who went to his first game at the age of five, Heardman idolises two Magpies number nines - one past and one present.

Papiss Cisse is his current favourite while Alan Shearer is his all-time hero. He is also a big admirer of Rob Lee.

After recovering from an injury which sidelined him for the first half of 2012/13, he made his under-21 debut from the start against Reading in January 2013.