We had said yesterday after the heavy defeat at Cardiff city that the one piece of good news coming out of the game was the great performance of 17 year-old Adam Campbell, who looked more than quick and set up two chances for Newcastle with two great through balls.
Adam Campbell – in action last season
And the 17 year-old was also brought down for what looked like a stone cold penalty.
Adam didn’t come into the game until the 84th minute, and if that’s an example of what Adam can do in the first team, he could even make his breakthrough this season at Newcastle.
He’s not blessed with too much height, but he gives Newcastle something completely different up front with his speed, passing ability and his knack of putting the ball in the back of the net.
Alan Pardew was asked right at the end of the nufcTV interview immediately after the game by Rob Scanlon yesterday, to comment on the play of Adam Campbell and this is what the Newcastle manager said:
“Well, we’ve got high hopes for Adam and obviously he came and deserved that in the summer after being Player of the Tournament in the two little tournaments.”
“He’s going to be a great player for us .” “He was the bright news today and if you want to say what was the positive that was Adam Campbell today.”
We put out a report today and wondered if Newcastle were still intending to bring in another striker this summer, and we hope the answer to that question is yes.
But if we don’t manage to do that, this lad could play the part of an impact sub, and it would be good (very good) to get a video out of the last six minutes of the game yesterday, where this lad looked great.
And watching that short video may even lift the spirits of Newcastle fans today, after a completely unexpected heavy defeat in South Wales yesterday.