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Chris Hogg named Newcastle U23 coach

Chris Hogg has been named Newcastle United U23 coach.

Former Ipswich Town coach Hogg replaces Neil Redfearn, who stepped down before Christmas. Ben Dawson had been in charge on an interim basis.

Hogg said: "First of all, to challenge myself in a new environment and to kick on as a coach, but also to join a club like Newcastle feels like a really good opportunity to influence and impact the programme to develop the young players here, push them into the first team, aid them in their football careers and develop them as people as well, which is really important to me.

"With the young players here – like the Longstaffs and Tom Allan, who has made his debut this year – I think the pathway is opening. It's about aiding the development of players and adding the quality to help them force that pathway open by being the best they can be.

"The staff here have been doing a good job, so it's up to me to come and enhance the programme, try to add to it wherever I can and continue the good work that is evidently already being done."

Adam Bartlett has also been confirmed as the club's lead goalkeeper coach at Academy level.

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