In a surprise move, Newcastle striker Adam Campbell has gone down to West Brom in the hope of staying in the Premier League when his current deal ends in the summer at Newcastle.

The forward recently enjoyed a reasonably successful loan period at Gateshead and scored 3 goals in 4 starts (plus 4 as sub), having seen a series of other loan deals end in very few opportunities.

Campbell turned out for West Brom’s reserves yesterday, making a quick impact by getting an assist for the Baggies’ second goal scored by Adil Nabi.

The on loan/trialist striker playing the full 90 minutes in a 3-0 win over Arsenal.

The Geordie made his debut as a 17 year old for Newcastle, coming on as a sub in the Europa League match against Atromitos over in Greece.

In that 2012/13 season, Adam Campbell went on to make one further Europa League appearance from the bench plus three as a substitute in the Premier League,

All looked positive at that moment but since then the forward hasn’t had a look-in over the last two years.

Campbell has also represented England at youth level but appear to have been overshadowed by the appearance of Adam Armstrong coming through the ranks for both Newcastle and England.

Hopefully he will get signed up and go on to have a decent career elsewhere – the more Geordies who make it as professional footballers the better!