Newcastle United have taken Crystal Palace youngster Will Hoare on trial, as reported by The Chronicle.

The 18-year-old only signed his first professional contract this season, however, Peter Beardsley has shown his interest in the Croydon-born midfielder.

Hoare made his debut for Newcastle’s U21s in a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa U21’s on Monday evening. The right footer replaced Sean Longstaff in the 62nd minute.

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He is known at Palace, his boyhood club, for his work rate and ethos and showed just that at Walsall’s Bescot Stadium during the 30 minutes or that he was on the pitch.

Newcastle United are clearly trying to bolster their youth teams in an attempt to garner more homegrown players to aid Steve McClaren in the coming seasons.

Peter Beardsley has shown his ability in the development of youth players, none more so relevant than that of the progression of Adam Armstrong, who has been in great form whilst on loan at Coventry City.

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