St. Mirren were very impressed with Newcastle loan players Paul Dummett and Conor Newton last season, and it looks like Conor may be returning to the Scottish club for a season long loan deal, and he could well be accompanied by 18 year-old North Shields born striker Adam Campbell.
Conor Newton in action for St. Mirren last season
Adam impressed in his substitute appearance at St. Mirren last Tuesday night, and after the game there were reports that St. Mirren manger Danny Lennon would try to get him on loan.
This is what Lennon has told the Evening Chronicle:
““Yeah, there’s a conversation taking place there. Adam’s a player we’re very much aware of. I’ve seen a couple of videos of him and I saw him live the other night.”
“He’s very dynamic and very quick and he handles the ball well.” “I know Alan Pardew thinks a great deal of him.”
“Conor’s a player of high quality and I would love to have him back here.”
Newton joined St. Mirren in January and played 20 times with 3 goals for the Scottish Premier League side, and he scored the winner in the club’s 3-2 win in the Scottish League Cup Final against Hearts.
Newton has signed a new one year deal at Newcastle, and we’ll have to see how he does next season, but the 21 year-old Newcastle-born youngster hasn’t been able to make the breakthrough to the first team squad this summer.
Of course the 21 year-old has some very strong competition in the central midfield position at the moment with Cabaye, Tiote, Sissoko and Anita vying for those positions.
Adam Campbell – in action at St. Mirren on Tuesday night
We’d be surprised if Adam Campbell goes on loan for the full season, maybe just though January, when there would be a decision about whether to bring him back to Newcastle.
But Adam should be able to score a lot of goals in Scotland, and it will do him the world of good.
What do you think.
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