Newcastle’s England Under-17 international striker Adam Campbell could well get his first game in the Newcastle first team today at Cardiff City Stadium in South Wales, and Newcastle play their final pre-season friendly game.
Adam Campbell in action
Adam let everybody know yesterday via his twitter account that he was in the first team squad for the Cardiff City game:
“So happy to be going away with the 1st team tomorrow! It is a dream come true no matter if I get on or not !”
The North Shields-born teenager has only played a few games for the Newcastle Reserves side, but he is one of Newcastle’s best young players coming through, and along with 17 year-old center-back Remie Streete, who is recovering from injury, Adam could well be part of the first team squad by the end of the season.
17 year-old center-back Remie Streete
We had reported on the two up-and-coming local lads in March, and this is what manager Alan Pardew said about the two of them at that time:
“It looks like it isn’t going to take him too much time to be playing first-team football.” “He’s physically ready, in the next two years he could go straight in.”
“I don’t want to heap too much pressure on Remie, but he’s a calm kind of guy.” “If you are really confident that you can handle it, then they can go straight in to the first team.”
The young ginger haired striker had this to say to the local press today:
“It is surreal and a dream come true.” “Hopefully, I can keep on pressing and get my first-team appearance. I have been at the Academy nine seasons now.”
Adam is yet another product of the famous Wallsend Boys Club, and he starred for the U18 side in Newcastle’s FA Youth Cup run last season.
We expect Adam to start on the bench this afternoon, but he could be brought on at some time in the second half, and get his first taste of first team football at Newcastle.