St Mirren - Scotland's Newcastle!

Last updated : 10 December 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Toon striker Adam Campbell is set to go out on loan again, but hopes for a better experience than his trip to Cumbria with Carlisle.

He is expected to sign for St Mirren on January 1st.

His agent - Spencer Downey - has already helped to arrange moves for Paul Dummett and Conor Newton to the Paisley club as part of an affiliation agreement with the Geordies and says England Under-19 cap Campbell could be next.

The 18-year-old - who turns 19 on New Year’s Day - was close to agreeing a deal with the Buddies during the summer but moved to Carlisle United on a short-term switch instead.

But now Downey says Saints boss Danny Lennon could finally get his man.

Spencer Downey: “We’re hoping to have that one tied up for January 1 and get Adam up there for the match with Kilmarnock the day after.

“Danny thinks he is fantastic. He’s wanted Adam for a while and probably should have gone up there in August but it didn’t work out that way.

“Newcastle value what St Mirren have done for Paul and Conor and believe sending Adam up there would be good for him.

“He’s a live-wire striker and will bring so much to that team. (Fellow striker) Steven Thompson will love him.

“He has so much energy and is rapid. He has a good shot off of both feet and will score goals.”

Downey is also working on a deal that will see Newton’s own loan stay extended until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old first joined Saints last January as he linked up with best friend Dummett – now back playing for the Magpies’ first-team.

The duo helped the Scottish Premiership side to the League Cup, with Newton scoring in the 3-2 win over Hearts in the final at Hampden.