Alan Pardew is determined to shift at least three of Newcastle's fringe players out on loan before the Football League's Emergency Loan window closes on November 4th.
Haris Vuckic, Adam Campbell and Gael Bigiramana have all failed to penetrate the rigid and unadventurous side slection put out by Pardew this year, and have been deemed surplus to requirements at this point in time.
Campbell, despite being labelled as one of Newcastle’s most exciting prospects in recent years, failed to make an impression on loan at Carlisle, before being recalled for a lack of appearances.
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.”
Vuckic and Bigirimana, like Campbell, have also found first-team experience hard to come by. Their only appearance so far this season was in the 2-0 Ameobi masterclass defeat of Morecambe.
I am personally disappointed that these young players haven’t been given much of chance by the management. Admittedly, we perhaps haven’t had the liberty of being able to rest our better players, due to the slow start we’ve made, but I’d still like to see more of them.
The slow integration of young talent is essential in helping to build a strong balance within in the squad, and nuturing our future players. And yet, no one, bar perhaps Paul Dummett, has been given an opportunity to impress on the grander stage.
Let’s hope these lads are sent out on loan. They wont be seeing much action on the turf of St James’ while Pardew is still in charge, so why not test their ability in the lower divisions.
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