England U19 international's message is loud and clearAdam Campbell insists he is here to play games and score goals after joining Fleetwood Town on an initial 28-day loan from Premier League side Newcastle United.
The 19-year-old was one of two players to join Fleetwood on Thursday afternoon as Graham Alexander moved to bolster his attacking options with the additions of Campbell and Steven Dobbie, who joined from Crystal Palace.
Despite his young age, Campbell has already forged a reputation in the North East as one of the brightest prospects in the game and now he is aiming to display his promising ability in a Fleetwood shirt.
Speaking to the Club’s official website: “I’ve been looking forward to the start of the season for months now, and now that’s it finally here, I get it a week early because I am coming to the Football League.
“It’s great for me. I just can’t wait to get going.
“No matter what league I was in, now the season is here, I just want to crack on and get playing.
“It’s great to be here at Fleetwood and hopefully I can score some goals, get some pitch time, and get a few wins on the board in the first few games.”
A product of the Wallsend Boys Club, Campbell became the youngest player to represent Newcastle when he made his competitive debut against Atromitos in the UEFA Europa League, before making his Premier League debut a year ago in a 2-1 win over Stoke City.
Last season, Campbell made the next big step in his development as a footballer with a loan spell at St Mirren where he made 12 appearances and scored two goals.
Reflecting on his early progress, Campbell added: “We had a really good year at Newcastle a couple of years ago and we managed to get ourselves into the Europe.
“It gave the younger lads more of a chance because of the sheer volume of games, which is similar to the Football League.
“I’m here to play games and I want to get as much game time as I can and, hopefully, score some goals.”
“I really enjoyed getting out and meeting a new bunch of lads and a new city. It was a good standard of football as well.
“St Mirren were a great Club, pretty similar to this one, really friendly and I really enjoyed my time there.”
After Jamille Matt was ruled out for the entire upcoming season after sustaining an injury in the 0-0 draw with Partick Thistle last Sunday Alexander felt it was imperative to strengthen his striking department.
The addition of Dobbie was welcome news for Campbell who admits that he is looking forward to ‘improve and learn’ from his new team mate.
“You’re always looking to improve and learn and players like (Stephen Dobbie) are a great influence. I’m really looking forward to getting out there and learn off of him and maybe even play with him.”