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Gateshead sign Newcastle's Tavernier and Edmundsson

James Tavernier and Joan Simun Edmundsson
Tavernier and Simun Edmundsson could have the loan deals extended

Gateshead have signed defender James Tavernier and forward Joan Simun Edmundsson from Newcastle United on initial 28-day loans.

Tavernier, 19, made his Magpies debut against Peterborough United in the Carling Cup last season, and has made two appearances in total.

Simun Edmundsson, also 19, is a Faroe Islands international and a regular in the reserves at St James' Park.

The duo join Sunderland defender Michael Liddle on loan at Gateshead.

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