Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff says former Aberdeen winger and current teammate Ryan Fraser handed him advice on moving to Pittodrie.
Dons manager – and former Newcastle United player – Stephen Glass has signed the 21-year-old on a season-long loan deal. Longstaff is highly-rated by Newcastle but the English Premier League club are keen for him to get regular games. Scotland international Fraser made his name at the Scottish Premiership side and his advice was key.
Longstaff says Glass was an attractor too (RTV) “I found out a couple of days ago before we played Burnley in the cup about the interest from Aberdeen. I had meeting, spoke to the club about it. The biggest thing is coming somewhere you want to and playing games. This seemed the perfect place for me.
“The manager used to play for Newcastle United and I’ve heard great stuff about the club and the football they play. He’s experienced Newcastle, knows what it’s like and I’m really looking forward to working with him and his team. One of my mates has already been on asking me for his autograph!
“I spoke to Ryan Fraser, who obviously came through the set-up here, and he just said it was a great club and if you get the chance go and play there. I didn’t need much persuading other than that. He’s a good lad and a good player as well.
“What you want as a player is to be playing under pressure and to deal with it. At Newcastle United there’s an expectancy to play at a high level. I’m expecting the exact same thing at Aberdeen.”
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