Toon record for North Shields lad

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NORTH Shields born Adam Campbell made history for Newcastle United last night when he became the youngest player to represent them in a European competition.

The 17-year-old was brought on in the clash against Atromitos, snatching the record from former Toon player Andy Carroll.

Campbell, a former Wallsend Boys Club player, had to wait 77 minutes before being introduced into the fray as a replacement for Papiss Cisse, but has said it was a brilliant experience and couldn’t put into words how much it meant.

Speaking after the game, manager Alan Pardew said “It was a great opportunity to put Adam Campbell on the pitch, the youngest player to play for Newcastle.

“I consciously knew that and I wanted him to have that tag because he has got a great future in front of him.

“He’s such a lovely lad and a local lad, and it was nice that he had 15 minutes - and had half a chance as well to nick it for us.

“It was a great day for us in a lot of ways because we are going to call upon everybody - League Cup, FA Cup, the squad is all going to play.”