Newcastle United have announced promising youngster Jay Turner-Cooke has completed the first loan move of his career by joining League Two club Tranmere Rovers until the end of the season.
The attacking midfielder made his first-team debut in a 5-0 win over Saudi side Al Hilal in December and followed that up with a substitute appearance in a St James Park friendly against La Liga club Rayo Vallecano just days later. That continued the rapid progress Turner-Cooke has made over the last 12 months after shining for United’s second string during that time.
However, he will now get an opportunity to impress at senior level with Rovers after agreeing to move to Prenton Park on a temporary basis. Speaking of the move, Rovers manager Micky Mellon told the club website: “We’re really pleased to bring Jay into the group and we thank Newcastle for allowing him to continue his development with us.
“We know how highly rated Jay is and we know the threat that he can add in the attacking areas of the pitch so we can’t wait to start working with him and integrating him into the group.”
Turner-Cooke is not the only United youngster to secure a loan switch during the January transfer window after Dylan Stephenson, Niall Brookwell, Joe White and Dan Langley all secured temporary moves over the last month.