“My contract there is up on July 1, so I’m hoping the club are watching me play for St Mirren.”
Newton will be in Paisley until the end of the season and is benefiting from close links between the Buddies and the Magpies.
Fellow Newcastle starlet Paul Dummett is also on loan at St Mirren, having initially joined at the start of the season, and has earned rave reviews in recent months.
Dummett even got the chance to make his first-team debut for the Geordie giants – in last month’s FA Cup tie against Brighton and Hove Albion – after briefly returning to the club following his first loan spell at Saints.
And Newton is hoping to follow in his footsteps.
He added: “Paul was a 100 per cent influence in me coming here.
“I’d been watching what he was doing up here and I have played with him since I was nine years old, so it wasn’t a hard decision to join him.
“You can see how well Paul has done up here. He’s played 20 games and made his Newcastle debut, so he’s come on in leaps and bounds.”
Newton reckons his loan spell at St Mirren is a win-win situation for all concerned as he will gain first-team experience, while the Buddies will be able to rely on him working flat out to make a good impression – starting with today’s trip to Pittodrie for a SPL showdown with Aberdeen.
He said: “It’s about trying to play well and help St Mirren in terms of bouncing up the league.
“Being here is better than playing reserve football, which isn’t ideal, especially at my age.
“Just look at how John McGinn and Kenny McLean have developed. Kenny has played 60-odd league games and John is making headway too and he is younger than me.”