Stephen Ireland would love permanent move to Newcastle United

Stephen Ireland is enjoying his time at Newcastle United.  Photograph by FRANK REID
Stephen Ireland is enjoying his time at Newcastle United. Photograph by FRANK REID

STEPHEN Ireland’s Irish eyes are finally smiling after making his long-awaited Newcastle United debut.

And on-loan midfielder is confident he can put smiles on the faces of the club’s fans before the end of the campaign.

Ireland – who joined the club on a half-season loan from Aston Villa in January – finally made his bow in Tuesday night’s goalless draw against Manchester United.

And the 24-year-old showed flashes of his undoubted talent in his second-half cameo.

Ireland – who has been sidelined with thigh and knee injuries – believes he can hit form in the last few games of the season, and earn a permanent move to St James’s Park.

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