We had hoped that Adam Campbell would be given a chance in the first team before the end of the season, but that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon, as Adam has been sent back to the U21 Development squad, so he can get some games under his belt.
Adam Campbell – sent back to get some games in Development squad
And Alan Pardew has explained that with Campbell part of the match day 18 man squad, the youngster has seen Alan maybe go ballistic at times, because of the very poor play of the Newcastle side over the last several weeks.
It seems that the manager wants to protect the 17 year-old, although he will have gained enormous experience of what goes on in a Premier League dressing room – well – especially when you continue to lose games.
This is what Pardew said about his top England U17 star striker:
“I had Adam Campbell in my office as I’ve taken him with the first team to gain some experience and he has witnessed some tough times. He’s seen me not very happy, some of the players not very happy, a bit of frustration.”
“Some important information that has to be absorbed by players. He will gain massively from that, but he needs to play games. I need to lift the young players so if they do come back in they do a bit better.”
This is simply Alan Pardew doing what’s right for one of his top youngsters, and Adam will have seen some tough things being said in the dressing room, as we have lost far too many games over the last several weeks.
It’s all in the education of a young up-and-coming striker at Newcastle United.
We’d even be happy to see Adam go out on loan at some lower league club, to get some additional experience before the end of the season.
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