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INTERVIEW: Come and enjoy my football

16 August 2013

Adam Campbell on his Brunton Park move

New arrival Adam Campbell spoke to us about what he wants from his loan spell at Brunton Park shortly after completing his first training session with his new team mates on Thursday afternoon.

“It’s all been very quick but everyone has helped me out a lot since I got here this morning,” he said. “The players and staff have been brilliant and I’m looking forward to cracking on with what I hope will be a good month. Hopefully I’ll score some goals and help Carlisle out.”

“I first heard about the interest in me from Carlisle last season,” he revealed. “I was supposed to come here back then but it didn’t happen for some reason.

“It came back up again a few weeks ago but Newcastle United have been waiting for strikers to come in. It’s been quite a long process in some ways but I’m now very happy to be here.”

“I spoke to my manager [Alan Pardew] and he said that it would be good for me to come and experience some proper football,” he told us. “It’s a very competitive league and the pressure is very intense. I’m here to try and score goals and to try to help Carlisle win games. That’s first and foremost in my mind.

“I then want to play football regularly, which I haven’t yet had the chance to do because of the standard of the players over there, and it would be great to be involved in the starting eleven for four or five games. 

“I am fairly confident in my own ability and I fully expect that, if I get the chance, then I’ll take it.”

As for what we can expect, he said: “I’ve played a central striking role throughout my career so far so that’s probably my preferred option. 

“But I’m comfortable playing anywhere along the front line. I just want to play and I’m thankful to be given a chance.

“I’ve got good pace and I like to use that to run in behind the back four. I like to think I’ve got good feet and that I can pass the ball. I also like to link the play up with the other strikers and midfielders and I’ve scored goals at every level I’ve played at. I’m hoping to do the same here.”

“I’ve had my first training session here this morning [Thursday] and I can see that there are some great players here,” he told us. “They all seem to be very sound technically and I think the results they’ve had must be down to confidence.  

“If we can get a couple of good results, which hopefully will come in the next few games, then we can start the season from there.”  

“Regular first team football is what I’m after from this move,” he said. “You have to be patient as a younger player when there is as much quality in the squad as we have at Newcastle, but I do feel ready to take on a challenge like this.

“It’s been great to train and play with the first team players over there. “All you do is listen to the advice they give you and watch their movement, and things like that, and it helps you with every aspect of your game. 

“I was probably a bit star-struck at first but you get used to it after a while. I’d like to think I proved that I was worthy of being in the same group with them.”

“I can’t remember much about my debut at all,” he added. “I remember the fans cheering my name when it came over the loudspeaker and the next thing I knew it was full time. It was a bit of a blur but it was a great experience. 

“I’m a Newcastle fan and it’s what you dream about from when you’re a bairn. It’s all you want to do so it’s amazing for me and my family that it happened. It’s a day I won’t forget.”

“I’m here for a new challenge now though,” he insisted. “I did have quite a few nerves when I first got here this morning but everyone has been fantastic with me. I’ve been at Newcastle for about ten years now so this is a whole new experience. 

“I’ve been told to come here and enjoy my football as much as I can and I know they’ll keep an eye on how I get on. I can’t wait now. I just want to get going and get on with hopefully doing a good job.”

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