According to the Chronicle, Newcastle right-back Jamie Sterry is attracting interest from clubs in the SPFL.

The Magpies are looking to cut down their wage bill and Sterry is one player they want to shuffle off their books.

Sterry is reportedly one player Newcastle want to get off their books. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)

Would he be a welcome addition to the SPFL?

Newcastle right-back Sterry would suit a couple of SPFL clubs

In pre-season the 23-year-old really impressed against West Ham. He silenced Brazilian international Felipe Anderson and got plenty of brilliant crosses into the box.

One landed right on the head of Yoshinori Muto, who headed home for the Magpies. Sterry made his Toon debut in 2016 and has made seven more competitive appearances in between spells out on loan with Coventry City and Crewe.

Sterry performed against West Ham. (Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images)

An attack-minded full-back, Sterry likes to drive down the line and get crosses into the box for his strikers.

This is a key strength of his. The defensive side of his game still needs a little bit of work but overall he is a fairly well-rounded right-back.

He perhaps lacks the quality though to break into the first-team at St James’s Park. Sterry would, however, be a solid enough player at Premiership level.

Decent for Premiership sides in Scotland. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United)

Loan spells to the SPFL have worked for fellow Toon players like Freddie Woodman and Sean Longstaff especially, so Sterry may be keen to see if he can develop further up north.

Who would he fit into though? Motherwell don’t have a natural right-back choice outwith Richard Tait, so perhaps that’s an area they may be looking to strengthen.

Outwith Paul McGinn, St Mirren haven’t got any high quality right-backs. Adding Sterry to their ranks would certainly strengthen their backline.

Could Sterry join the Buddies? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sterry is 23 now and has to try and find regular games somewhere. Perhaps the SPFL will be the place for him to do that.

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