Adam Campbell was one of the few positive things that came out of last Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Cardiff City, but it was no flash in the pan, and Adam scored for Newcastle Reserves in mid-week, and he seems to have continued his impressive form in training.
Adam Campbell – could be in squad for Atromitos game
Newcastle will field their first U21 side today in the new Premier League initiative against a Tottenham side, and Alan says other potential first team youngsters will also play today, and they include James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic, and it’s a good bet that both those lads will start the game at Athens in Greece on Thursday night.
But the surprise is that Adam Campbell may also be in the young squad taken to Greece, and if he goes, he could make his first ever appearance for Newcastle in a competitive match, and he’s still only 17.
This is what Alan said today:
“Adam will be in the Under-21s side – we’ll field a strong team. Gael Bigirimana will play, Haris Vuckic will play, and so will James Tavernier.” “I need them to play, as I might need them this week.”
“I just don’t know.” “We know exactly what we’re doing.” “We’ve got it well planned, and we’ll try to get the rest for the guys who play on Thursday so they can play on Saturday.”
Newcastle will leave some of their first teamers behind when they travel to Greece so they can rest up, and not have to travel, because that can be tiring and the lads need to be ready for the game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The 17 year-old North Shields-born striker could be the surprise of the season, if he can produce what he showed the Newcastle fans in Cardiff City during his 9 minute cameo appearance when he was simply terrific, and created at least two good chances and should have had a penalty too.
And if Adam does play on Thursday night he will become the youngest player ever to play for Newcastle in Europe, beating out the record held by Andy Carroll six years ago – and the Gateshead-born striker hasn’t done too bad since then either.
Newcastle could have another top local striker in their midst, and Adam could even make the big breakthrough this season, and it would be great to see him play in Athens on Thursday evening – he would certainly get some good experience in a Newcastle shirt.
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