Toon Midfielder Hands In Transfer Request

Last updated : 03 July 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

The obvious 'loss' is Michael Chopra, who moved to Cardiff City last season and set the Championship alight.

But Alan O'Brien moved to Hibs this week, as he too said he had no chance of breaking into the team with millions of pounds been spent of foreign talent.

The latest to want a move away from Tyneside is Matty Pattison, who has handed in a written transfer request at Newcastle.

The South African-born midfielder has made ten first-team appearances for The Magpies and always looked a great prospect.

However, the 20-year-old feels he needs to move away from Newcastle to make his mark in the game.

Pattison has 12-months left on his contract.