Newcastle fans were delighted to see North Shields youngster Adam Campbell make his Premier League debut for Newcastle yesterday, and Adam had a part in the goal as he put in a simple pass to Sylvain Marveaux, who then threaded the needle to find Papiss Cisse free in the box and Papiss did the rest – two minutes into added time.
Moussa looks to be strangling young Adam 😀
The lad who used to play for the famous Wallsend Boys Club made his St. James’ Park debut with the score tied at 1-1, but while he was just on the field for seven minutes, Papiss Cisse scored the dramatic winner for Newcastle.
Alan Pardew has given a lot of youngsters their debuts and he had this to say about Adam after the game:
“Nobody loves putting young players on more than myself.” “I gave Oxlaide-Chamberlain his debut at 16 at Southampton.” “I did so with Mark Noble with West Ham at 16; Jonjo Shelvey was 16 at Charlton.”
“Adam Campbell was just as good on his debut.” “He deserved his little chance and he was involved in the goal. He passed the ball to Marveaux and it was a very simple pass.”
“In his mind it will be the greatest pass he’s ever played in his career.” “But he will play a lot better ones than that.” “I had no qualms,” “I know we haven’t got too many goalscorers in the squad.”
“He just might get a chance. He played his part.” “I don’t care if he’s protected.” “it is up to him how good he is.” “There is nothing to get carried away about.” “He hasn’t smashed one in the top corner – but hopefully, he will.”
The England U17 International got a great welcome from the Geordie crowd, as might have been expected, and this youngster shows great promise and when interviewed on nufcTV he said he wants to be like Andy Carroll, but he doesn’t want to leave Newcastle.
Now there’s a local lad talking!
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