Adam Campbell

Name: Adam Campbell
Nationality: English
Born: 1st January 1995, North Shields
Height: 166cm
Weight: 66kg
Newcastle United debut: 23rd August 2012 v Atromitos (away), Europa League
Position: Forward

A fast, tenacious striker who made his debut for United's under-18s side while still just 15, Adam Campbell is a product of the famous Wallsend Boys' Club who has been with The Magpies since 2002.

Born in North Shields, he's a boyhood Newcastle fan whose favourite United player is Cheick Tiote, while he also admires Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Although long-regarded inside the club as a massive talent, the flame-haired forward enhanced his reputation at the Manchester United Premier Cup World Finals in the summer of 2010, where he won the tournament's Most Valuable Player award. Previous winners of that prestigious honour include Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres and Carlos Tevez.

He says the best advice he's ever been given is "don't give up." Adam scored his first under-18s goal against Middlesbrough in February - having opened his Reserve team account in only his second appearance just days earlier.

Capped by England at under-16 level in 2011, he was called into the England under-17 squad for the Algarve Tournament at the beginning of 2011 and wasted no time in scoring on his debut after just five minutes.

Netted a hat-trick for United's under-21s on the opening day of the 2012/13 season against Tottenham and made his senior debut in the Europa League fourth qualifying round first leg tie at Atromitos.

Spent last season on loan with Carlisle and St. Mirren and will now hope to force his way into the first team picture at Newcastle once again.