Bigirimana shuns idea of loan move from Newcastle

The 19-year-old has made just three Premier League starts for the Magpies, but wants to remain with the club and work hard to break into Alan Pardew's starting XI

Newcastle midfielder Gael Bigirimana has dismissed the idea of a loan move away from the club, insisting he will stay and fight for a first-team spot at St James' Park.

The 19-year-old joined Alan Pardew's side from Coventry City at the beginning of last season, but has struggled to make an impact with just three Premier League starts.

After playing the full 90 minutes in last Wednesday's 2-0 League Cup victory over Morecambe, the young midfielder has insisted he has no intention of leaving and wants to compete for a regular place in the Magpies side. 

"People can say it's best for me to go on loan, but I’m not going anywhere," he told The Shields Gazette.

"I'm going to stay here. I’m going to be patient, and I’m going to work my socks off.

"I showed last year that I didn't look out of place in the big games. That's not being big-headed. That’s how I feel I did.

"So I'm not going on loan. My target this season is to fight. You never know how the season can change.

"Patience is the key. In football, you've got to be patient. You've got to stay fit and keep working in training."

Newcastle are currently 12th in the premier League with four points from three games, with their last result a 1-0 home win over Fulham last week.