REMY Cabella’s looking forward to finally taking to the field at St James’s Park - after starring on the road for Newcastle United.
Cabella has scored two goals in his first three pre-season appearances for the club.
The 24-year-old, signed from Montpellier in a £7m deal is this summer, scored a late equaliser against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night with a clever chip.
Cabella also netted in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Shalke 04 in Germany after coming off the bench in Gelsenkirchen.
While United manager Alan Pardew feels Cabella is short of fitness, the France international will be very much in his thoughts when he selects his starting XI for Manchester City’s visit to St James’s Park on August 17.
Cabella was impressed by St James’s Park when he was given a tour of the stadium after signing last month.
And he can’t wait to play in front of Newcastle’s fans.
“St James’s Park is a special stadium,” Cabella said.
“I think it’s unique - I don’t think I’ve seen a stadium like it.
“I’m really looking forward to hearing the atmosphere and getting on the pitch. It will give me a lot of pleasure to play here.”
Cabella’s first chance to play on the pitch at St James’s Park will come on Sunday, when Real Sociedad visit the stadium for the club’s final pre-season friendly (1.30pm kick-off).
Pardew is expected to give Cabella - who played 90 minutes against Huddersfield - another long run-out ahead of the City game.
Meanwhile, United striker Adam Campbell, 19, has joined League One club Fleetwood Town on a month-long loan.
Campbell - who has made four substitute appearances in pre-season - spent the second half of last season at Scottish Premier League side St Mirren.