England to Darlington in less than a week

Last updated : 30 November 2002 By Martyn Elliott

The prolific 18-year-old striker will join the Quakers until December 28 in order to gain some senior experience and help them out of their current injury crisis.

There is no suggestion that Offiong will be leaving Newcastle on a permanent basis and the club has been at pains to stress that the player, who represented England Under-20s on Wednesday, has a contract until 2005.

It also looks likely that another of our loaned out youngsters, Stuart Green, will be returning from Hull earlier than expected.

Tigers’ boss Peter Taylor has had a bid to sign Green permanently turned down and is reportedly now going to end Green’s loan period at Christmas.