ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman has made Tom Allan his third summer signing, on a season long loan from Newcastle United.

The versatile 20-year-old will add to the Reds’ attacking options following the departure of Jordan Clark to Luton Town, and with Sean McConville recovering from an Achilles injury.

Coleman labelled Allan a player who will “excite the fans”, and feels he will be a good fit for the club.

“Tom is someone we have known about for a while,” said Coleman. “Losing Jordan and with Sean being out for a little bit, we needed more attacking options.

“The fact he can play wide or up front is a bonus. Tom is very quick and energetic and will excite the fans and the type of football we want to play this season is going to be very high energy, high octane, and he ticks all the boxes.

“He is a great lad as well, everyone speaks highly of him and hopefully he will hit the ground running.

“We have started to build a good relationship with Newcastle United and hopefully he can have the same success that Dan Barlaser had here.

“This is a chance for him to kick start his career and play proper men’s football.”

Born in Newcastle, Allan joined the Magpies in 2012 from junior football and progressed through the ranks, and is highly rated at St James’ Park.

The youngster started as a winger but he has also played up front, scoring 17 goals last season for the Under 23s and captaining the side.