Newcastle striker joins Gateshead on loan

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TEENAGE Newcastle United striker Tom Heardman has joined Gateshead on a month’s loan.

The 6ft 4in 19-year-old has represented Newcastle at Under-21 and Under-18 level this season.

Heardman goes straight into Gateshead’s squad for tonight’s Conference match against Lincoln City at the International Stadium.

Newcastle have previously loaned the likes of Paul Dummett, Jak Alnwick and James Tavernier to Gateshead.