Gateshead have managed to impress their fans with a new unique looking home kit, and confirm the signing of an ex-Newcastle United player.
On Wednesday afternoon, the former Premier League striker/winger Adam Campbell has signed with the Heed Army for the new upcoming campaign.
He played in the English top flight for the Magpies, as well as in the Scottish Premiership for St Mirren, in the Football League with numerous clubs, and in the National League North for Darlington. He also represented England at under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels.
💥 𝐀𝐂𝟗 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 💥
👋 Welcome back, @adamcampbell_!
— Gateshead FC (@GatesheadFC) May 5, 2021
Gateshead Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Adam Campbell, subject to FA ratification.
The forward has penned a deal on Tyneside until the end of the 2021/22 season in what will be his second spell with the club.
The 26-year-old originally joined on loan from Newcastle United in January 2015, scoring three goals in eight National League appearances.
Campbell has made over 100 appearances in the Football League with Notts County, Morecambe & Carlisle United and most recently spent two seasons at Darlington where he scored 22 goals in 60 appearances.
“It’s a good feeling, it’s something me and the manager have spoken about for quite a while now,” said Campbell.
“It’s nice to finally have it sorted and obviously coming to a club like Gateshead and being back training full-time is massive.
“It’s just the right fit for me, playing central and being part of a smaller squad that is looking to go far and do big things in the league.”
ADAM CAMPBELL’S PLAYING CAREER:
Wallsend Boys Club
2005–2012 – Newcastle United
2012–2015 – Newcastle United
2013 → Carlisle United (loan)
2014 → St Mirren (loan) – 11 games (2 goals)
2014 → Fleetwood Town (loan)
2014 → Hartlepool United (loan)
2015 → Gateshead (loan) – 8 games (3 goals)
2015–2017 – Notts County – 73 games (8 goals)
2017–2019 – Morecambe – 25 games (1 goal)
2018–2019 → Carlisle United (loan) – 13 games (0 goals)
2019–2021 – Darlington – 43 games (19 goals)
2011 – England U16
2012 – England U17
2013 – England U19
Meanwhile, Campbell was see showing off the new home kit, as seen above, which were picked by the club’s supporters in January.
However after seeing the home kit design come to life and being held up, it’s sure to be a hit with sales once fans are able to purchase it.
Two designs were put to supporters in Gateshead’s home and away colours with supporters able to vote for their preferred variant across the following 24 hours.
A total of 852 voters had their say, selecting option A as our home kit and option B as our away kit for the 2021/22 campaign.
Full Voting Breakdown
Option A – 429 votes
Option B – 422 votes
Option A – 326 votes
Option B – 525 votes
As mentioned, Gateshead impress their fans with the new kit and signing an ex-Newcastle player…
@andymason86: I’m not sure what’s better the signing or the shirt 😍🤤
@gary_halman: What a great signing for Gateshead he will score goals for fun great to see 👏👏👏
@Gingerheed: Welcome home Adam #heedarmy
Luke Walters: Oh my days, this makes me want the kit even more
Stu Burke: Good luck young man
@Owen02955465: That shirt 🤘
Adam Taylor: Top signing
@ForeverAYellow: A brilliant signing that for Gateshead, did brilliantly at Darlo, reckon he’ll be a big boost for the Heed, good luck to them, plus really loving that kit, very tempted to buy it and I don’t even support them lol
Connor Gardner: Hew Anthony Scurfield I’m telling you I need to get my hands on that home shirt, beautiful.
@Owen02955465: That sign of intent getting a striker in first as well
@danielfairley8: That’s one hell of a shirt 😍
@tomdixon1985: what a signing come on #heedarmy ⚽️
@darrylburleigh: Great signing!!
Paul Earlsey: Woah, what a kit, definitely buying that
Jaak Taylor: Used to be quality on football manager 😅
Darren Buck: New kits superb! 😎
Mad that Puma have made a kit for Gateshead that’s better than anything they’ve done for us. pic.twitter.com/O1kH11ssn5
— Chris (@chris_wilkin) May 5, 2021