Newcastle United’s Campbell: I’ll leave if boss wants

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STRIKER Adam Campbell is willing to leave Newcastle on loan – if boss Alan Pardew feels it is in his best interests.

The pacy teenager is wanted by Scottish Premier League club St Mirren, and Pardew is prepared to loan the England youth international out once the club brings in striking reinforcements.

Campbell scored both goals in Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Gateshead on Friday night, and, for the moment, he is just focused on impressing in the Magpies’ last two pre-season games against Rangers and Braga.

Asked about the possibility of a loan move, Campbell said: “I don’t know. I’m just concentrating on my football, and I’m not really worried about loans.

“I will just look to do my best for Newcastle United. If I can stay here, I will. If the gaffer thinks I should move on, I will move on.

“It is going to be a massive season for me, no matter where I end up. If I can stay here, I’d love that. I’d love to fight for my place if I can, but if the gaffer thinks it’s right that I move on, that’s what I will do.”

It is Campbell’s first pre-season with Newcastle’s senior team, and he is enjoying the experience, having featured in all five first-team friendlies.

“It’s been really good,” said the North Shields-born player. “I returned in the best shape possible. The running we did in Portugal was exactly what the lads needed.

“It’s been a great experience.”