The defender did return to Newcastle over Christmas while he recovered from injury, actually taking part in first-team training. That led to some speculation that he could feature in the Premier League.
But that didn’t happen, and Watts made his Stevenage return last weekend against Colchester United.
However, it has now been confirmed that the youngster is officially back at Newcastle, with Shola Ameobi making the decision to end the loan early.
This is becoming a recurring theme for the Magpies, with Elias Sorensen’s spell at Carlisle also getting cut short.
But while Sorensen struggled in Cumbria, it seems like Watts has earned a lot of fans for his performances in League Two. Following the announcement, multiple Stevenage fans reacted with positive messages about the Newcastle player, tipping him for a bright future.
Stevenage fans are sad to see Watts go
Bullshit 🙁 eitherway, thanks for all you’ve done, good luck for the future
— Jamie Varney (@TheakitVarney) January 10, 2020
No doubt a Premier League player in the making. Another youngster we have given valuable game time to in the @EFL . All the best.
— Craig Keegan 🏴 🔴⚪ (@keegan_craig) January 10, 2020
Big future for the kid in every position. Model pro aswell. Best of luck Kelland. You’re gonna be huge
— Reece (@BoroFCcentral) January 10, 2020
Great player. Shame it got cut off
— Andrew scott (@Andrews22693311) January 10, 2020
Good luck in the future @KellWatts1
— Ian Coles (@IanC1959) January 10, 2020
Huge player ❤️
— Damo (@damiansmith85) January 10, 2020