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Two Newcastle Youngsters Nearing Loan Deals To St. Mirren

10:38 am, Sunday, August 4th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

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 st mirren

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 at st. mirren

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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26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Ed, you popping disco skittles this morning?

  • 2 musomag // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Haha @ Sean

    Are we just drafting all of our gingers out to Scotland?

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    From previous thread ,
    There may be no hard facts as to his salary but by applying common sense, logic and what other players are earning it would be relatively simple to deduce that a striker signed for less than a million pounds from a financially ruined Coventry would not be getting 45K a week.

  • 4 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    obnoxious little turd @ 3

  • 5 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    We signed him for just under what we sold him for according to transfermarkt jfa.

  • 6 croftus5678 // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    a full season at st miran would be awsome to show what he can do and build his confidence!

    st miran have done great with dummett and shows they look after them and build there confidence.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Beside his wages the crux of my point is that considering our shortage of options up top was 3M really that good of a deal ?

  • 8 scout // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Good luck to the lads, surely this means strikers are on route?

  • 9 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Tedious little troll @4

  • 10 t00ntime // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    :S Repost….

    I see people posted the 8day quotes, but nobody posted this? :
    @GFN_France: J-M Aulas is suggesting therefore that the transfer won’t be official for ’8 days’ but the deal could be done at the end of today. #Gomis

    Altidore has been sh1t all his career and them had 2 good seasons whilst he was in holland. He was great last season but almost no one in holland cared. Bony was the name on everyones lips, even Lens was mentioned more.
    Did Altidore go under the radar and the mackems did a good but of buisness (if so well done, fair play to them) or did the dutch press know he wasnt going to be big and the mackems just looked at the stats and flopped

  • 11 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    there’s that smell back

  • 12 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    When he went (and the article is still on the chronicle website I think) they suggest he would have been 6th choice, but I’m struggling to think of the 5 before him.

  • 13 Ben3arfa // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    In Dinosaur Kinnear speed we trust

    Old crook

  • 14 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:53 AM


    It’s ‘St Mirren’, you dense dummy.

  • 15 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Morning lads or good afternoon since it is almost 12 pm here!

    …alot of promises were made last night; so where are on those thansfers this morning?

  • 16 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM


    Pull ya’ heed out ya’ arse, sure that’d help!

  • 17 WWYCD // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Must be no interest in Campbell from the championship then shame

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    I’d always thought it was an undisclosed fee said to be around a million pound but there you have it, we paid 2M and sold him for 3.3M , again is a 1.3M profit such a good deal when our only other option scored one goal all season.

  • 19 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:55 AM


    I didn’t mention st mirren?

    Thanks for proving my point though.

  • 20 Patoon // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    hav been reading back thru the posts and saw Beattie writing about this russian billionaire that supports Newcastle, was he supposed 2 b interested in us or wot, jesus how exciting would that b

  • 21 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Ah, it was the other illiterate, Croftus.

  • 22 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:56 AM


    The Championship would be a more competitive place for him to play, but if he goes to St Mirren and is banging them in up there his confidence will go through the roof.

    Either way it’ll do the lad the world of good to get regular football

  • 23 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    dont think so

  • 24 WWYCD // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    It better than nothing but Championship would be a far better way of judging the kid the SPL standard is very limited

  • 25 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:02 AM


    According to this site we had ba, cisse Ameobi and depending on when he went possibly loven when best went.

  • 26 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Send the kid to scotland for a full season loan, if not two seasons. Hes only 18 and needs as much playing time as possible to develop.
    By the time he’s 20, and cisse is 30, he will be ready to be his apprentice. And by the time Cambell is 22 he will be ready for our first team!

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