Brendan Pearson

Name: Brendan Pearson
Nationality: English
Born: 1st February 1997, Newcastle
Height: 192cm (6ft 3ins)
Weight: 77kg
Under-18s debut: 17th December, 2013, v Barnsley (away), FA Youth Cup
Position: Goalkeeper

One of Brendan's favourite players is former Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster and he is hoping to emulate his progress from the Little Benton Academy to the top level of the game.

Also a fan of Manuel Neuer, the former Haydon Bridge United goalkeeper has been with the Magpies from the under-10 age group and made his under-18s debut in an FA Youth Cup win over Barnsley at Oakwell. 

Brendan is a good shot stopper who controls his area well and has an excellent command of his defence. He's a boyhood Newcastle fan whose hobbies include golf, tennis, music and playing on the Xbox.