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Newcastle hero Watson: Wallsend will keep producing for Toon

Newcastle United hero Steve Watson says Wallsend Boys Club will keep producing top class talent.

The Station Road club helped produce Newcastle stars such as Watson, Lee Clark, Alan Thompson and Robbie Elliott while the Mags also signed former Wallsend lads Peter Beardsley and Alan Shearer.

Watson told the Evening Chronicle: "Unfortunately some slip through the net like Alan Shearer did, but there have been many examples of what Wallsend Boys Club has done not just for Newcastle but also for football in general and the England team.

"It really sets the standards at a young age and you are prepared for the rest of your career and life.

"It's not down to luck that they have kept on doing it for the last 30 or 40 years or so."

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