ADAM Campbell is willing to again leave Newcastle on loan – despite his short-lived experience at Carlisle.
But the teenage striker’s first priority is to impress manager Alan Pardew – and force his way back into the Magpies’ first-team squad.
Campbell returned early from a spell at League One club Carlisle in August after making just one substitute appearance, with Newcastle unhappy that the 18-year-old was not starting games.
Pardew is looking to farm out Campbell, Gael Bigirimana and Haris Vuckic for first-team experience before the Football League’s emergency loan window closes on November 4.
Scottish Premier League club St Mirren have a longstanding interest in Campbell, and could move for him in the New Year. In the meantime, North Shields-born Campbell – who impressed in a handful of appearances last season – is focused on catching Pardew’s eye.
“It’s always been my dream to play here, so that’s the first thing in my head,” Campbell said.
“I want to get back in the squad here and push on as much as I can.
“Obviously, if the manager and coaching staff see different, then that’s their decision to make, but I’m happy to be back here fighting for my place.
“This is where I want to be for the rest of my career.”
Campbell scored his first competitive goal in seven months in Monday night’s 1-1 Under-21 Premier League draw against Bolton.
John Carver, Pardew’s assistant, was at Whitley Park to watch the game.
“Hopefully, there’ll be chances,” he said. “I’ve got to get myself in the manager’s mind, so when he’s picking someone to go in there, I’m in his thoughts.
“That’s my plan. Whenever you get the chance to impress, you’ve got to do what you can.”
Campbell only played just 45 minutes for Carlisle, who were struggling at the time under Greg Abbott, who has since been dismissed and replaced as boss by Graham Kavanagh.
While frustrated not to play more football, the fortnight spent at Brunton Park was still a useful learning experience for the England Under-19 international.
“It wasn’t the best, but it’s over now and I’m back in Newcastle,” he said.
“I learnt a lot from going in with new bunch of lads. It was a different league and a different standard.”
Pardew, meanwhile, is waiting for calls from clubs looking to take Campbell, Bigirimana and Vuckic.
“I think there are one or two players that we would love to loan out, but we haven’t got the options.” he said.