Adam Laidler

Name: Adam Laidler
Nationality: English
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
Position: Defender

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.

Called up for the under-21s' Hong Kong Football Club Citibank Soccer Sevens campaign in May 2014, he caught the eye of Peter Beardsley in the Far East and could be one to watch over the next few months.