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Newcastle Youngster Still Hoping To Make It On Tyneside

9:59 am, Friday, May 30th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

19 year-old England U19 International Adam Campbell did not have a good time of it north of the border this year at St. Mirren, where he was on a loan spell at st. Mirren, and he was unable to nail down a starting position at the club, and ended up playing 12 times for the Scottish Premier League side and scoring two goals.

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Adam Campbell - while on loan at St. Mirren playing against Hibs

Adam was just one of several of our younger players who didn’t fare particularly well while out on loan this year, and they also included Haris Vuckic at Rotherham and Shane Ferguson at Birmingham, who could not win starting positions while out on loan, and had to be content with substitute appearances.

And Shane even found it difficult to get on the bench at Birmingham, under former Newcastle coach and player Lee Clark.

Adam Campbell has been highly rated at Newcastle, and it was certainly a surprise for him not to get much playing time north of the border.

And the Chronicle is reporting today that he  is putting in extra training this summer, so he be fully  ready when pre-season starts up in early July.

Adam started off his playing career at the famous Wallsend Boys Club, before he joined Newcastle, and he is hoping he can become another famous graduate of that club:

“They’ve brought plenty of players through over the years – guys such as Shearer, Peter Beardsley, Alan Thompson and Michael Carrick.”  “Plenty of legends have come through there and hopefully I’m next.”

It was a disappointment in Scotland for Adam, but we hope it was just a temporary blip for the North Shields born striker, and that he can remain on track at Newcastle to become one of the few players we can successfully bring through the ranks and into the first team,.

That hasn’t happened for a long long time – far too long in fact – so here’s hoping. :D

Adam has so far made 5 appearances for the Newcastle first team.

Comments welcome.



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // May 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Haha, speak of the ginger devil!

  • 2 Bambams // May 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    We will bring him back and Pards will say…..
    “HE IS LIKE A NEW SIGNING”

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Lilongwe…I am pretty sure I said I want us to move on fringe players? I am even pretty sure I have been saying that since our amazing season last year!

    Whether or not I have faith in our recruitment policy or urgency is an entire different story.

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    …and yes I don’t agree with you who those players might be! But no need to open that can of worms right?

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Point still not clear?

  • 6 Lilongwe Geordie // May 30, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Jesper,
    Yeah you did say you want to get rid of our fringe players, and also that you have no faith in recruitment. Which means you want to get rid of players and leave us without a squad or any chance next year.

    No point in getting rid of all the fringe players as we won’t replace all the players that are leaving/have already left. Why get rid of both Tav and Raylor, leaving us with little back up at right back. Hence why I said to Santon that I wouldn’t keep Tav.

    Every club needs back up players mate.

  • 7 Lost Plot // May 30, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Even though some of these guys haven’t faired up as expected on their time away on loan ..

    Can it be that the lower standard of play in the their respective leagues would mean service wouldn’t of been at its upmost for the individuals to shine?

    Take HBA, Milner even for Shearer etc at the Toon, don’t get the creativity they require when on the ball!

  • 8 KingNash // May 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Both Tav and Raylor are more than servicable replacements at Right Back. What’s the point in selling them for probably 1 mill a pop and then having to rely on yet more replacement signings which will probably take a year and a half to scout.

    QUICK – Name Spurs’ backup right back. Bet it took longer than 30 seconds, that’s how relevant he is.

  • 9 bobby mango // May 30, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Don’t think it will happen for him

  • 10 JP...from The Rock // May 30, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    If he can’t get a place at St. Mirren what chance will he have of making an impact here?

    I am surprised and disappointed he failed to get a game and obviously wan’t impressing much over there. It doesn’t auger well for his Newcastle career.




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