We are hoping that Newcastle can bring in a couple of good experienced strikers this summer, but we have to remember we have young Adam Campbell at the club, and the North Shields born youngster came through very well last season, and with his pace and trickery, he could have a real break-through season coming up.
Adam Campbell – at Benton sporting a beard
Adam was back in training today, and he cannot believe he’s made it through to the Newcastle first team so quickly, as the 18 year-old had this to say on the Newcastle web-site:
“I’ve never dreamed of being here this quickly so it’s all happened very fast for me,” “But I’m loving it at the moment and hopefully I can kick on next year and really get myself into the team properly and show what I can do.”
“I’ve got a little taste for it now and obviously the gaffer helped me out last season. He was very kind to me and gave me a chance but next season I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that I get in his team regularly and get a lot more time on the pitch.”
Adam already has five first team appearances for Newcastle, including three Premier League appearances, and he was on the bench for Newcastle for the last few games of the season, and manager Alan Pardew rates the 5’5″ striker very highly.
The manager returns to Newcastle tomorrow, and is scheduled to give the first real training session on Saturday, and that’s when youngsters like Adam Campbell will be hoping to impress the gaffer.
When Adam, came on a year ago in the friendly at Cardiff City in pre-season he was sensational, and in his short cameo appearance he almost scored twice and set up another couple of chances for his team-mates.
He then made his first team debut shortly after that against Atromitos in the Europa League, and he became the youngest player ever to appear for Newcastle in Europe at just 17.
Adam is quick and skillful, and can cause panic in opposing defenses – sounds great to us.
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