Cumbrian Premier League prospect Joe White is eyeing another loan move in January.

The Newcastle United midfielder, from Carlisle, wants to gain more first-team experience.

White spent half a season on loan with Hartlepool United in League Two last season.

Another loan did not materialise this summer as the 19-year-old recovered from injury, but the promising Cumbrian hopes that will be different in the winter transfer window.

Speaking to the Chronicle, White said: "I don't want to be playing under-21s football any more.

"Unfortunately I did not manage to get on loan this season so these [under-21] games are important for me to see where I am at and hopefully get out on loan in January."

News and Star: White, right, made 16 loan appearances for Hartlepool last season (photo: PA)White, right, made 16 loan appearances for Hartlepool last season (photo: PA) (Image: PA)

England youth international White has featured twice for Newcastle's under-21s in the Papa John's Trophy since his return from injury, and hopes to catch manager Eddie Howe's eye.

"The initial aim is to get into Eddie Howe's first-team squad. And I have got three months to improve as much as possible and play as well as I can," added White, the grandson of the late former Carlisle United player, physio and coach and Workington Reds manager Peter Hampton.

"I need to be the best player on the pitch for the Under-21s in each game. I think I need to stand out in these games which will help in January."