Talented Newcastle United youngster Dylan Stephenson has been drafted into the first-team.

Steve Bruce has turned to the teenager to provide a bit of cover, amid Callum Wilson’s injury struggles.

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Stephenson has made a fantastic start to the new season.

The starlet has already bagged five goals in PL2 in just three outings.

He scored against Reading during a 1-1 draw, and then back-to-back braces against Birmingham City and Burnley.

His efforts in August earned him a Player of the Month nomination.

According to the Chronicle, Bruce has decided to turn to Stephenson following his fine start.

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The report claims he is providing additional cover, as it is thought Wilson could be sidelined until October.

The 29-year-old is struggling with a quad muscle injury picked up in the draw with Southampton.


That’s a hammer blow for the Magpies, who are yet to win so far this season.

Stephenson call a surprise

It is no less than he deserves after starting the season on fire.

Stephenson’s promotion to the first-team squad is definitely a surprise though.

Bruce barely gave any chances to promising youngsters Elliot Anderson and Matty Longstaff last season.

On the whole, there haven’t been any youngster success stories while Bruce has been at the helm.

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Hopefully Stephenson shines in training and somehow proves himself worthy of minutes.

Joelinton and Dwight Gayle have had plenty of chances in the past and it might soon be time for a new flavour.

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