Will Campbell And Cisse Be Our Strike-Force Next Season?

Last updated : 30 May 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

rObviously the chance is there for Mike Ashley to 'splash the cash' and sign a couple of big names.

But having backed Alan Pardew, when many would have put a boot up his arse, the signs suggest there won't be that much in the coffers to splash!

One train of thought is that Ashley is giving Pardew one last chance to prove himself ... but with the players he has already brought in.

The manager has told youngster Adam Campbell he will make a big impact on the Newcastle United first team next season.

Good for Campbell, I'm sure, but not quite the world-class striker we were hoping for.

Campbell missed out on a place in the England Under-20 World Cup squad yesterday after being named in the provisional 35-man set-up.

Fellow Magpie Gael Bigirimana made the cut, but Campbell instead will have the rest of the summer to relax after he finishes his England U19 duties this week.

And when he returns for pre-season training in July, manager Alan Pardew is tipping the diminutive forward to continue his progress.

Alan Pardew: "I look at that younger section, and although we've had some players do well on loan - Brad Inman, Fergie, Sammy - they still need to get more experience next year.

"They could go out again.

"I think the one who is really knocking on the door is Adam Campbell, and I would like to think he will be in and around the first team next year.

"He is only a tiny, little guy but a bundle of energy and a bundle of quality as well.

"I've been very careful to look after him this year, but if we can progress him then next season is a big year for him."


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