Name: Adam Laidler
Born: 14th November 1996, South Shields
Height: To follow
Weight: To follow
Under-18s debut: 9th March 2013 v Aston Villa (home), Barclays Under-18 Premier League
Adam came to the Club's attention when he attended a Newcastle United Foundation coaching course. His ability stood out and earned him a trial, which led to him signing scholarship forms in 2013.
The Newcastle-born youngster started out as a left-winger and although he now plays as a left-back, he retains his attacking instincts and models his game on Jordi Alba and Leighton Baines.
A former Whitley Bay Sproggs player and St. Cuthbert's Catholic High School pupil, Adam likes fishing and badminton in his spare time and made his under-18s bow against Aston Villa in the 2012/13 season.