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