Official: Recent West Brom trialist and ex-Newcastle striker Adam Campbell signs with League Two side Notts County

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Former Newcastle United striker Adam Campbell has signed with Notts County.

Former Newcastle United striker Adam Campbell has signed a deal with Notts County, the club confirmed on their official website.

Campbell impressed Notts County after being on trial during their pre-season sessions last week, and has agreed a two-year deal.

He was released by Newcastle United at the end of June, despite being a regular for their under-21 side.

As HITC reported in late April, Campbell was on trial with West Bromwich Albion and played in an under-21 win for the Baggies over Arsenal.

Campbell has represented England at under-16, under-17, and under-19 levels, and has made a total of five first team appearances for Newcastle United, twice in the Europa League and three times in the Premier League, but they all came last season.

He had 12 goals and eight assists in 30 under-21 games to his name for Newcastle, and was named on the bench for the FA Cup loss to Leicester earlier this year.

Campbell may not have done enough to earn himself a contract at West Brom, but his decision to sign with Notts County may work out well for him.

The club are likely to be pushing for promotion after their recent relegation from League One, and Campbell will have an opportunity to play a key role.

He will get more playing time than he would have at a Premier League side, and in the long term that is surely going to be better for his development than another year at least of under-21 football.

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