Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said he was pleased to have given promising Carlisle teenager Joe White his chance in pre-season.

The Cumbrian 18-year-old caught the eye in his second senior outing last night.

White came on in the 55th minute of Newcastle’s 2-0 win at Burton Albion and went close to scoring.

It followed his debut for the Toon in their previous outing at Rotherham.

It has been another major step forward in the promising career of White, who has been on Newcastle’s books for the last five years.

Bruce said he was happy to have taken a look at White along with fellow prospects like Jack Young and Kell Watts.

“That’s the good thing for me,” he said, speaking to Newcastle’s official channels after the Burton game.

“There are three or four young lads who’ll remember this pre-season.

“It gives me a chance to have a look at them in the environment and they’ve enjoyed it. I’m pleased for them.”

White showed promise in an attacking role at Burton and only a good save from home keeper Ben Garratt denied him a first senior goal.

His second-half team-mates included the ex-Blues goalkeeper Mark Gillespie, who came on for Newcastle at the break, while former United attacker Omari Patrick was a home substitute.

Jacob Murphy and Joelinton got Newcastle's goals.

It remains to be seen whether Carlisle prospect White will remain in Bruce’s first-team thinking ahead of the Premier League season.

But the Cumbrian rookie, who replaced Ryan Fraser at the Pirelli Stadium, has certainly done his cause no harm.

The former Carlisle United academy kid is the son of Jamie and Fiona and the grandson of the late former Workington Reds manager and Carlisle United player, coach and physio Peter Hampton.

He is among a number of promising young Cumbrians on the books of top-flight clubs, including Jarrad Branthwaite at Everton, James Trafford at Manchester City and Liam McCarron and Josh Galloway at Leeds.