North Shields striker Adam Campbell turned 18 on New Years Day, and with Papiss Cisse the only aexperienced striker available for the Norwich City game, we think Adam will be on the bench on Saturday afternoon.
Adam Campbell – give this lad his chance
Adam has been given a few chances in the Europa League this season, but why wouldn’t Alan Pardew give Adam a chance late in a Premier League game?
His pace is awesome, and we’ll never forget when he came on at Cardiff City during pre-season, and basically ran riot with the Cardiff City defense, who just couldn’t contain the pace and movement of the young star striker.
And he looked a lot like Michael Owen, when Michael burst onto the scene in 1997 with Liverpool.
Adam has been heralded as a future top prospect for Newcastle, but in truth we’ve only had Steven Taylor and Tim Krul become regular first team players for Newcastle, after coming through the Youth ranks – and of course Shola Ameobi – but Shola’s now 31 and he made his debut 13 years ago.
With the huge disappointment of most of our youngsters this season, we have to hope that Adam Campbell, and maybe Remie Streete, the 18 year old South Shields powerful 6’2″ center-back, can come through big time for Newcastle in the future.
But with our strike force so depleted (I still cannot find my boots so I’m not available), now’s the time to unleash Adam Campbell against Premier League defenses, and maybe Saturday at Norwich would be a good time to do that.
And especially late in the game Adam could terrorize the potentially tired Norwich City defenders.
If Nile Ranger is being given a chance as a sub at the moment, then surely local lad Adam deserves a chance too.
We don’t think this lad will let anybody down, if he does make his Premier League debut on Saturday, and he may just surprise a few people – including manager Alan Pardew.
Give the lad a chance.
What do you think?
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