St Mirren found out just how good some of Newcastle’s youngsters are last season, when Newcastle-born players Paul Dummett and Conor Newton played so well for the Scottish side on loan, and helped them win the Scottish Communities League Cup, and the two of them got some rave reviews.
Stuart McCall - impressed by our youngsters
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall saw Paul Dummett, Haris Vuckic, Adam Campbell and James Tavernier all put in good performances last night at Fir Park, as Newcastle rather easily won that game 4-2, and we’re not surprised Stuart is impressed with what he saw.
And McCall is definitely keen on 18 year-old local striker Adam Campbell, who come on for the last 30 minutes of the game, in place of goalscorer Yoan Gouffran and looked very sharp indeed.
This is what Stuart said after the game:
“I did speak to Alan Pardew about some of his lads. He told me some of them are going to the Championship. He told me if there was any of the others that I saw and was interested in, I was to stay in touch.”
“The little lad Campbell who came on up front was quick and I’d like to get a get a quick wide man in who can play left and right.” “We are still trying to search for that. “Whether there is enough left in the kitty or if we can get the right one in remains to be seen. I don’t just want to bring someone for the sake of it.”
“It might be a younger one from the Premiership who comes in for six months on loan” “St Mirren did that last season with the lads Conor Newton and Paul Dummett from Newcastle.”
“We’ve got no out-and-out pace anymore since Chris Humphrey left so ideally I would like a wide player in.”
There will be no shortage of clubs after some of our youngsters this summer, but it’s Alan Pardew’s job to decide who is ready now for the Newcastle first team.
And on last night’s performance alone, Paul Dummett, Haris Vuckic, James Tavernier and Adam Campbell could be staying on Tyneside, at least through January.
Haris scored one and made one, James Tavernier had an assist with a fantastic through ball from the right back position that split the Motherwell defense wide open, and Paul Dummett put in an excellent left-wing cross in the second half for Marveaux to tap the ball home for our fourth goal.
Paul looked very solid at left back last night, and Campbell, the England U20 International striker, looked what he is – a top young goalscorer in the making, and showed some tremendous talent and speed.
What do you think?
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