Once Newcastle finally get in a striker this summer, courtesy of Joe Kinnear, we will probably see North Shields born Adam Campbell go out on loan somewhere, to get first team games, probably though January.
Adam Campbell - a fantastic prospect for Newcastle
St. Mirren have already expressed an interest in taking the 18 year-old, but maybe a Championship club would be better, because of the higher standard, and then Adam would have a chance to prove himself, by scoring some goals.
And everything we’ve heard about Adam, makes us think he’ll do anything to be a big success at his home club Newcastle United, and he works hard in training and keeps his head down, and he also has confidence in his own abilities, is very fast, and has that knack of putting the ball into the back of the net.
Sounds like a young Michael Owen to us.
And if this lad’s as good as we think he is, he could be pressing for a first team place at Newcastle come the end of the season.
The 18 year-old England U20 International has been interviewed today in the Evening Chronicle, and this is some of what he said:
“It is going to be a massive season for me no matter where I end up.” “If I can stay here, I’d love that.” ” I would love to fight for my place if I can but if the gaffer thinks it is right to move on – that’s what I will do.”
“Hopefully, I can stay here and push for the first team here.” “I don’t know. I am just the same as any other player. I am just concentrating on my football and I’m not really worried about loans.”
“There aren’t as many strikers in as we have in the past so there’s a chance for me and Haris Vuckic to really push on.” “I will turn up in training and do the best I can.”
“I’m just happy to be back playing because it’s so long since I’ve had back to back 90 minutes in a week so to get Kilmarnock last week and Gateshead on Friday was great.
“It’s great to have people like Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi to learn from in training.” “Shola’s left foot is unreal, it is better than my right foot and his finishing is just fantastic.”
“He is always there to offer advice and telling us things we should be doing. They’re great people to learn from.” “It’s been really good and I made sure I stayed fit over the summer so I returned in the best shape possible.”
“The running we did in Portugal was exactly what the lads needed.” “It’s all been a great experience.”
With Joe Kinnear trying very hard to bring in as many as three senior strikers this summer, that would put Adam way down the pecking order.
And he needs to play first team games next season, and if Newcastle can get him to a Championship club, that seems to be exactly what Adam needs for his continuing development towards being a top player on Tyneside.
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