Club announces agreement with Newcastle United to sign forward until the end of the season

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The Newcastle United academy forward will spend the remainder of the 2022-23 campain Scotland.

Hamilton Academical have announced the signing of young Newcastle United forward Dylan Stephenson on loan.

The 20-year-old will spend the remainder of the season at the Scottish Championship club and will link up with Magpies academy teammate Lucas de Bolle after he joined the Accies on loan in the summer.

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Stephenson watched Hamilton beat Scottish Premiership strugglers Ross County on penalties to reach the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup on Saturday.

Jon Rankin’s side host Hearts as a result of that cup shock, meaning De Bolle and Stephenson could face recent January signing Garang Kuol in three weeks’ time.

Stephenson, who scored in United’s 5-0 friendly win over Saudi Pro League champions Al-Hilal last month, recently spoke of his desire to follow in the footsteps of Elliot Anderson.

Newcastle United striker Dylan Stephenson. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United striker Dylan Stephenson. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United striker Dylan Stephenson. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

He told NewcastleWorld: “You see other players that go out and they get the experience, they come back and they are like a totally different player.

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“Elliot (Anderson) is an example of that, he went out on loan to Bristol Rovers, he shined there, and he came back a much better player and look where he is now. He’s the one I do look up to because I’ve played with him from under-15s all the way through until he started being up there (with the first-team squad) all of the time.

“(I) definitely want to go out on loan to get experience and experience men’s football, see what it’s like. Obviously I had a bit with the Papa John’s Trophy but you want to be surrounded by men’s football and everything that comes with it.”

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