Paul Woolston

Name: Paul Woolston
Nationality: English
Born: 14th August 1998, North Shields
Height: 180cm (5ft 11ins)
Weight: 85kg
Under-21s debut: 26th March 2014 v Manchester United (h), Barclays Under-21 Premier League
Position: Goalkeeper

Made national headlines in March 2014 when, as a 15-year-old schoolboy, he kept a clean sheet on his under-21s debut against Manchester United.

Washington-based Woolston had already recorded a shut-out on his under-18s bow a few days earlier.

The former Washington United player and Biddick Academy pupil joined the Magpies in 2013 after leaving Sunderland.

He supported the Black Cats as a boy, along with Leyton Orient and Darlington, and his idols are Julio Arca and Kasper Schmeichel.

Woolston enjoys playing golf, watching cricket and listening to music.