Newcastle United development chief Peter Beardsley believes their youngsters will benefit from their new loans.
But Beardsley thinks they will come back stronger for it, and told the Evening Chronicle: "In my day we had Lee Clark, Watto (Steve Watson), and Robbie Elliott who were part of a second-tier team.
"They had to take a step back and come forward again. That's what Sammy and Tav will have to do. This new group of players has given us extra strength to go forward."