Newcastle Utd’s Remie Streete is working hard towards pre-season

Remie Streete
Remie Streete

NEWCASTLE United’s Remie Streete is counting down to the days to the start of pre-season training – after working through the summer.

The highly-rated defender, from South Shields, has been troubled by a series of injuries over the past two years.

And Streete, a candidate for a loan spell next season, is hoping for better luck next term.

The powerful 19-year-old – who has a year left on his United contract – has been working over the summer ahead of the start of pre-season training early next month.

“I’ll work hard in pre-season, and hopefully that’ll put me in the position to have a good run next season,” Streete said.

“I’ve just got to work hard and start afresh next season.”

Streete ruptured his ankle ligaments in a reserve derby in 2012, and the luckless centre-half had spells out with other minor injuries last term.

A thigh problem ended hopes of a loan away from the club late last year.

There had been interest in Streete from League One and League Two clubs.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew - who handed Streete his first-team debut last pre-season - is keen for him to gain Football League experience away from St James’s Park early in the campaign.

Pardew has high hopes for Streete, who was regularly involved in first-team training last season.

Streete says facing the likes of Loic Remy in sessions didn’t faze him.

“Other people probably think about it more than me - I just see it as another striker,” said Streete.

“I’ve done that since I was young. For me, it’s just another player.”

Slovakian defender Lubomir Satka is also pushing for a place in the first-team squad, having impressed at Under-21 level last season.

Satka, a cultured centre-half, was travelled with Pardew’s side to a number of away games last season.

The 18-year-old made his debut for Slovakia’s Under-21s this summer against England’s C team.

NEWCASTLE United’s pre-season games in New Zealand against Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix will be shown live on BT Sport.

United take on Sydney in Dunedin on July 22 (8.30am kick-off BST) and Phoenix in the capital on July 26 (4.30am).