Newman arrived on Saturday on mortgage from Dundee United as Peterhead desperately tried to discover a goalkeeper for Sunday’s Premier Sports activities Cup tie towards Aberdeen.
The 20-year-old, who had frolicked on mortgage beforehand with Lowland League aspect Spartans, earned man-of-the-match honours on his debut after making a string of spectacular saves towards Premiership opposition.
New Peterhead signing Jack Newman is keen to grab his alternative after being parachuted in between the posts at Balmoor.
With the primary spot at Peterhead his by default at this second, Newman needs to achieve as a lot expertise as he can throughout his six months within the north-east.
“It was fairly full-on. I bought the shout on Friday afternoon about arising right here to play and I used to be straight into it from the beginning,” he stated.
“I stated that as quickly because the season began I wanted soccer, in order quickly as this got here up I assumed ‘let’s do it’. There was in all probability no higher sport to come back into.
“Going into a brand new membership it’s essential know in the event you’re going to play. Particularly for me as I want minutes. It’s the proper place to come back.
“Jim hasn’t stated a lot to me. Finally it’s to maintain the ball out of the again of the online as finest I can and provides it every little thing I’ve bought.”
Supervisor Jim McInally stated after Sunday’s sport that Newman had come highly-recommended from his coaches at United. Goalkeeping coach Craig Hinchcliffe had contacted McInally concerning the stopper.
Peterhead even have an excellent relationship with the Tannadice outfit having taken Kieran Freeman and Flynn Duffy on mortgage from them beforehand.
“Flynn Duffy was right here final 12 months and Kieran Freeman the 12 months earlier than they usually had nothing however good issues to say,” added Newman.
“As quickly as I heard it from them I made up my thoughts to do it.”
Hexham-born Newman got here via the ranks at Sunderland earlier than shifting to United in 2020. He has been capped for Scotland as much as under-18 stage and spent final season on mortgage at Lowland League aspect Spartans.
“It perhaps wasn’t the usual of soccer I benefitted from however the physicality of being round males’s first-team soccer,” he stated.
“As a goalie it’s bodily, getting roughed up and get caught in.”