Aberdeen’s Newcastle United loanee Matty Longstaff insists there is more to come from him after his Scottish Premiership debut against Ross County.

The midfielder, 21, signed for the Pittodrie club on a season-long loan from Newcastle United last week and started against Ross County 48 hours later in a 1-1 draw. Longstaff says the international break has given him the chance to get up to speed.

Newcastle United Training Session

Longstaff has made his debut for Dons. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

He said (RTV): “It was nice to get out in front of the fans and play and I got a great welcome from them. I know I can be better than I showed but I’m looking forward to getting on the training pitch and working hard and then hopefully, I can improve game by game as I get used to things.

“It was hard having only trained twice here but I know things will start to come together the more we train and play. I can bring a bit of quality on the ball, a bit of energy in midfield, hopefully I can break into the box a bit more than I did and score a few goals too.

 

“The international break is helpful for me to get used to things, but the same for the lads. They’ve been playing two games a week so there’s not been much time to work on things in training, so these next two weeks will help us understand each other better and start to gel. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

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