Media Watch - 12th November

12/11/2009
Gateshead land Premier starlet - Nov 12 2009, Evening Chronicle by Jeff Bowron

GATESHEAD are expected to clinch the signing of Blackburn Rovers starlet Andy Haworth on a one-month loan and have extended the loan period of Scunthorpe United wide man Peter Winn.


Haworth, 21 later this month, has made two appearances in the Rovers first team - both against Sunderland, in last season's FA Cup and Carling Cup.

A Lancaster-born winger who operates primarily on the right but can also play on the left, he was in the Rovers second string that beat Sunderland 4-2 on Tuesday.

Gateshead boss Ian Bogie is delighted to further strengthen his squad, saying: "We have had Haworth watched on three occasions and he is an exciting prospect who is well thought of at Blackburn, which is why he is not allowed to become cup-tied.

"He won't be available for the FA Cup first round replay at Brentford but will be in the squad for the trip to Stevenage in the Blue Square Premier this weekend."

"Haworth is a tall and technically gifted player who we have secured the services of ahead of both Stockport County and Wrexham."

Martin Brittain is out for the season and fellow right-sided midfielder, Jamie Harwood, has been on loan at Harrogate Town.

Bogie is also pleased to hold on to Winn, who has scored crucial late goals in each of the last two games - including the injury-time equaliser against Brentford.

"Winn has got better and better during his first month at the club and has scored some crucial goals," added Bogie. "He is a no frills player who works hard and crosses a good ball.

"We have some big games coming up and it is good to have nailed Winn who, like Haworth, is 20, down for another month."

Bogie was unimpressed with the performance of his shadow squad in a 2-2 draw at Northern League Chester-le-Street Town.

"It was a good work out but not the best performance, Some players were ring rusty but it was a chance for them to stake a claim - and no-one did."

Frenchman Armand One scored his first goal for the club and Hartlepool United striker Michael Mackay found the net in the second half after earlier missing a penalty.

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