A number of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to congratulate Magpies academy defender Oisin McEntee signing a new contract at St James’ Park.
The 19-year-old defender was one of several teenagers drafted into the regular Newcastle reserve side after a host of players were sent out on loan earlier this season.
McEntee’s rise continued when, in February, he was called up to first-team training in wake of Ciaran Clark’s ankle injury and took on the likes of Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin in drills.
On Friday, the 6ft 3in centre-back was one of three Magpies youngsters who penned professional contract extensions, along with fellow defender Ryan Barrett and midfielder Jack Young.
McEntee took to Twitter with a message for the Toon Army, and plenty congratulated him and tipped him for success in the black and white stripes:
— Oisín Mcentee (@oisinmcentee4) July 3, 2020
Congratulation mate. Big things coming ??
— pete griffin (@PeterGriffin96) July 3, 2020
Nice ! Keep up the good work mate!
— Johnny Wolfman (@wolfmanbet) July 3, 2020
Well done Oisin. Enjoy it at the top you have a great future ahead of you and savour the moment.
— The Irish King AH SURE WHY NOT 44 77 (@1therealirish) July 3, 2020
Congratulations @oisinmcentee4 fully deserved, onwards and upwards, you’ve a great future ahead of you with ????
— Paddy Archbold (@PaddyArchbold63) July 3, 2020
Congrats young man! May you pass Shay’s appearance record some day!
— Steve Herlihy (@artfanlondon) July 4, 2020
Congrats Oisin well deserved and great to see you progress at NUFC.Keep up the hard work.???
— peter fitzpatrick (@p02462599) July 4, 2020
McEntee was plucked from Gaelic football after being spotted by Manchester United before the Magpies signed him in 2017, as reported by Chronicle Live.
He captained Newcastle’s Under-18 squad before stepping up to the Under-23s, and scored on his debut for United’s second-string in a 4-2 victory against West Bromwich Albion (nufc.co.uk).