Remie will be right up Toon fans' Streete
Newcastle United's defensive issues have simply highlighted a lack of strength in depth when it comes to centre-backs at first team level.
Peeling back the layers of Alan Pardew's squad shows that beneath Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini and injured Steven Taylor, there isn't a great deal when it comes to experience, as fielding Danny Simpson and James Perch at centre-back showed recently.
But if the club are going down the road of giving youngsters a chance on the big stage, then the prospect of Remie Streete will be one that will excite Newcastle fans if he maintains the progress he is making at second string level.
Premier League bosses are reluctant to build up praise to early when it comes to playing the young guns, usually in fear of scarring a player for life after throwing them in at the deep end.
The other side of the coin of course is, that you learn more from your mistakes then you do being carried by a good team.
Streete may not get a chance anytime soon as he is learning his trade in the second string, but after showing he is comfortable at right-back or centre-back, at just 17 he is showing the traits of a promising defender.
Streete's tough tackling outlook on the game is impressive and observations so far suggest he plays with no fear.
Born in Aylesbury but raised in South Shields, Streete seems to have his head screwed on and doesn't talk above his station.
Toon fans love to see a home grown player come through the ranks and impress but Streete still has work to do.
At the end of last season, he said: "I just want to try and get a regular place in the reserve team, and hopefully next season I can be playing every game."
Streete is certainly one to watch out for in the next 12 months.