Newcastle United striker would love Europa League chance

IN GOOD NICK: Adam Campbell
IN GOOD NICK: Adam Campbell
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ADAM Campbell is desperate for another taste of the Europa League.

The teenager became the youngest player to represent the club in European competition earlier in the season.

And the 17-year-old - labelled a “natural talent” last week by manager Alan Pardew - is hopeful of being involved against Club Brugge at St James’s Park tomorrow night, having been a non-playing member of Newcastle’s squad for Sunday’s Wear-Tyne derby.

Campbell impressed in Monday night’s 5-1 Professional Development League win over Stoke City, setting up two of Xisco’s three goals.

John Carver was watching at Whitley Park, and United’s assistant manager will have sent a glowing report back to Pardew.

“You’ve got to show what you can do,” said Campbell. “Thankfully, I’m having quite good games when they are watching.

“I like to think I’m training quite well when I’m with the first team.

“That’s the next step - I’ve got from the Under-18s to the reserves, and now I want to push on to the first team as much as I can.”

Asked about being involved against Brugge, the pacy striker added: “Let’s hope so - I don’t care whether it’s Europa League, Carling Cup or FA Cup.

“Anything close to the first team is a bonus for me.

“Luckily, because we’ve got so many games coming up, it’s probably my best chance of getting into the squad.”