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Jamie signs new contract - 24/06/2002

   Jamie McClen

The Newcastle born player made six starting appearances for The Magpies last season (league and cup) and also scored his first United goal, against Peterborough in the FA Cup - his first starting appearance of the season. Sadly for Jamie, just as he was beginning to impress, a calf injury effectively curtailed his season although he did make a number of reserve appearances towards the end of the season.

Jamie was a product of Newcastle's youth system and originally broke into the first team late in the 1998/99 season, making his debut against Tottenham Hotspur at St. James' Park. He made a further three starting appearances the following season but wasn't in the first team picture during the 2000/01 season when he spent time at Motherwell on loan.

Jamie was delighted to comment:
"Being a Newcastle lad I have never wanted to do anything but play for Newcastle United and signing this new contract is a great thrill for me. "I had a good spell in the team midway through last season and just when I was really enjoying myself, and doing justice to myself, the calf injury I sustained in training halted me in my tracks and, at the same time, was obviously a major disappointment. I'm looking forward to pre-season training starting next month and then trying to begin again where I left off last March."

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