Toon Striker 'I Want To Be A Legend!

Last updated : 04 January 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

... scoring after just 18 minutes on his debut against Kilmarnock on Thursday.

Alan Shearer was Campbell's idol growing up and the pair met once when Campbell was a mascot at a Newcastle match against Bolton.

Adam Campbell: "Alan Shearer was my hero and role model. Being a Newcastle fan he was the only person that you watched.

"He's the best Premiership goalscorer in history so it's not a bad inspiration to have.

"He's been there and done it all. Hopefully, I can get to the same levels that he did. I met him one time when I was a mascot for a game against Bolton.

"I was part of the Junior Magpies Supporters' Club and we were on the bus when I was drawn to be a mascot.

"We beat them 4-0 and it was my first-ever away game.

"I was just a nipper at the time, seven years old. I walked out alongside Shearer and warmed up with Nikos Dabizas, it was a cracking experience.

"I used to play for Wallsend Boys' Club until I was eight and then I signed for Newcastle and I've been there ever since.

"Wallsend is a big club and they've brought plenty of players through over the years like Shearer, Peter Beardsley, Alan Thompson and Michael Carrick.

"Plenty of legends from Newcastle have come through there and hopefully I'm going to be the next one.

"I just want to do what Paul Dummett has done.

"He came up here, he won a cup, he went back and got himself a new deal, then scored against Liverpool and started in the derby. Not much then!

"It's been like a dream for him so my aim is to try to do as well as he did. You look at other players and get inspiration from them.

"Hopefully, I can follow in their footsteps.

"I speak to Paul regularly and all he's got is positive memories from being up here, so it was a no-brainer for me. As soon as I got the shout I was straight up."