Newcastle striker joins Hartlepool United on loan

Newcastle United's Adam Campbell.
Newcastle United's Adam Campbell.

HARTLEPOOL United have signed Newcastle United striker Adam Campbell on a one-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s crunch Sky Bet League Two clash with York City at Victoria Park.

Campbell, who turns 20 in January, is a product of the renowned Wallsend Boys Club and made his senior debut for Newcastle in the Europa League in 2012 and he also featured twice in the Premier League.

Capped by England at Youth level, the pacy striker from North Shields has been handed number 29.

Pools manager Paul Murray has been keen to add further signings to his squad after bringing in midfielders Nicky Featherstone, Sidney Schmeltz and striker Scott Fenwick.

The England Under-19 international will link up again with Pools assistant manager Willie Donachie, who used to be the reserve-team manager at Newcastle.

Campbell’s loan spell will run until December 20 and will take in Pools’ League Two games against York City, Wycombe Wanderers, Burton Albion and Oxford United as well as their FA Cup second round clash against Blyth Spartans.

The teenager has already managed to score once at The Vic this season, netting there for Newcastle’s under-21s against Middlesbrough last month in his first match since undergoing a hernia operation.

Twitter: @RichMennearJP