Newcastle striker Adam Campbell was one of the players not offered a new contract by United, so as of 1 July he was without a club, just like Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor.

Happily, the diminutive Geordie has quickly signed a new deal at those other Magpies at Notts County.

The 20 year old drops down to League Two with a 2 year deal and hopefully regular football so he can get his career going, after a faltering couple of years.

As an 18 year old Campbell made three Premier League substitute appearances at the end of the 2012/13 season but then a series of loan deals saw little game time and it becoming transparent that he had no future at St James Park.

The forward making his debut as a 17 year old in the Europa League against Atromitos, appearing from the bench, as he did against Anzhi later in the competition.

Good luck to Adam in the future and this is the statement released by Notts County to welcome their new signing:

The Magpies have agreed terms with former Newcastle United striker Adam Campbell on a two-year deal…

The 20-year-old, who can also play on the wing, has been on trial with the club the past week and has impressed in training to earn himself a deal.

The 5’7 winger arrived at United in 2012 and played three times in a three year spell, including his first competitive debut against Atromitos in the UEFA Europa League to become the club’s youngest player to play in European a competition.

Campbell also played against Stoke City in the Premier League and helped Papiss Cisse score the winner in 2013.

The quick and tricky wideman has also represented his country for the Under 16s, 17s and 19s.

He also gained experience out on loan at Carlisle United, Fleetwood and Hartlepool United.

His last spell away from St James’ Park was earlier this year at Gateshead where he scored three times in eight matches.