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Newcastle could catapult Swindon's Charlie Austin into the Premier League

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14 Apr 2010 07:47:02

Newcastle could catapult Swindon's Charlie Austin into the Premier League

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is considering handing Swindon's Charlie Austin a fairytale switch to the Premier League. Hughton sent scouts to check on Austin in Swindon's 1-1 draw with Exeter on Monday.The 20-year-old has scored 18 goals since being snapped up from non-League Poole in October, catching Hughton's attention as he looks to make the most of a relatively lightweight transfer kitty of just £15million in the summer. Hughton is willing to gamble on some up-and-coming stars in an attempt to add quality to his squad. Going up? Austin is chasing promotion to the Championship with Swindon - but could be thrust into the Premier League Austin began his career in Reading's youth set-up before dropping into non-League football and working as a builder for his father. But his remarkable run of goals since arriving at Swindon has fired Danny Wilson's men into the fight for promotion to the Coca-Cola Championship.  Dreams can come true: Charlie Austin proving a real brick for Swindon Town NORTHERN EXPOSURE: Early warning signs fuelled both fear and optimism on a rollercoaster season for the North East trio  Explore more:People:Danny WilsonPlaces:Exeter, Newcastle


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