Newcastle’s Streete can keep it clean for Port Vale

Remie Streete in action for Newcastle United against Oldham Athletic. Picture by FRANK REID
Remie Streete in action for Newcastle United against Oldham Athletic. Picture by FRANK REID
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PORT Vale are looking to Newcastle United loanee Remie Streete to help them keep it clean.

Streete yesterday joined the League One club on a 28-day loan.

Vale haven’t kept a clean sheet all season – and are struggling near the foot of the division.

And Rob Page, the club’s interim manager, feels the South Tynesider can shore up a defence which has leaked 18 goals in 11 games.

Page and chairman Norman Smurthwaite saw Streete, keen to play competitive football after a run of injuries over the past two years, score two goals for Newcastle’s Under-21s in a fixture against Arsenal last month.

And Streete, 19, is expected to make his debut in Saturday’s league game against Yeovil Town at Vale Park.

“There were a few clubs at that game, and a few clubs at the games before,” said Streete.

“I mean, every game there are teams coming to watch, but Port Vale showed the most interest, and with the chairman coming to watch that was a big thing for me to come and sign here.”

Streete, in the last year of his United contract, faces an uncertain future.

The centre-half, from South Shields, has not played a competitive game for Newcastle, though he has featured in friendly fixtures.

Page, however, sees a lot of potential in the powerful player, who trained with his new team-mates for the first time yesterday.

“They think a lot of him there,” he said. “We were impressed with what we saw at the game.”