We’ve had a few emails from friends of Adam Campbell, and they are telling us this lad is completely and utterly dedicated to Newcastle United, and if he doesn’t make it at the club, it will not be because of lack of effort.
Adam Campbell in England colors
Adam Campbell is one of the most exciting young prospects currently at the club, and he made his England U19 debut on Thursday night, and big things are expected of the 18 year-old.
Adam has so far made two appearances for the first team, and he is likely to add to that number before the end of the season.
Campbell has always reminded us of a young Michael Owen – who of course announced his retirement earlier this week.
Adam has the speed, movement and goal-scoring prowess that Michael had when he was a teenager and into his early twenties, before injuries (and interest in horses) started to take their toll.
Adam Campbell has talked today with the Shields Gazette about his ambitions:
“I just want to be involved as much as I can, but we’ve got some quality players in the team,” “I’ve got to bide my time, and hopefully I’ll get in there.” “Last year, I was worrying if I was going to be in the Youth Cup squad.”
“Now I’m playing in front of 50,000 at St James’s Park – it’s a dream come true.” “It’s brilliant to know the fans are there with you cheering everything you do.”
“I used to love it when Geordies came on, whether it was Andy Carroll or Sammy. It makes you feel that bit closer to the player when he’s homegrown. It’s nice to have them cheering us on.”
“It gives the crowd a lift, and that lifts the whole team.” “It gives everyone that extra yard.” “It’s good to know the gaffer trusts you, and that the fans want to see you. They help you. The crowd like to see youngsters on the pitch.”
“I’ve always been confident in my own ability.” “When you come on in front of that crowd, it’s hard to keep yourself calm. But you get a few touches, and everyone supports you.”
North Shields-born Campbell is the latest local youngster who could make it big time at Newcastle, and we’ll get some idea of just how big this lad can become next season, when we expect him to get a lot more games in the first team.
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