Promising Carlisle teenager Joe White made his first senior appearance for Newcastle United last night.

The Cumbrian midfielder came off the bench for the Magpies in their pre-season friendly at Rotherham.

White, 18, replaced striker Dwight Gayle after 77 minutes in the game at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

He helped the Premier League side fight back for a 1-1 draw.

It came after White, son of Jamie and Fiona, and the grandson of the late former Workington Reds manager and Carlisle United player, coach and physio Peter Hampton, had been drafted into the Toon squad by boss Steve Bruce.

White, who was previously on Carlisle's books from the age of seven to 13, has been with Newcastle since 2016 and signed his first professional deal in November 2019.

He has represented at England Under-18 level and impressed when coming through the academy ranks at St James' Park.

Speaking after last night's debut, the highly-rated Cumbrian prospect said: "It's a proud moment - from where I was as a kid, just playing in the streets, and now playing the first team...hopefully it's the first of many if I keep working hard.

"It's about how much I've worked for it, how much dedicatation with my family - especially when I was at school, coming over from Carlisle four times a week before I actually moved [to Newcastle] when I left school.

"It's all down to them, really."

White said his proud parents had been unable to make the trip to Yorkshire to watch his debut because of work commitments.

"I'm sure if I get another opportunity, they'll be there," he told the club's official channels.

White has previously spoken of the influence of grandfather Hampton, who died in September last year, on his burgeoning career.

The Rotherham side last night included former Carlisle loan striker Joshua Kayode, who came on for the hosts in the last 20 minutes.