Adam Campbell, Featured, First Team

Pools secure Adam Campbell

Hartlepool United are delighted to announce the signing of experienced and versatile attacker Adam Campbell, who achieved promotion to League One last campaign.

Campbell, who can play across the front line including as a winger or striker, will join from Crawley Town upon expiration of his contract at the end of this month, subject to National League and FA approval.

Campbell’s time at Crawley has been hugely successful with the 29-year-old playing 45 games last season and scoring 7 goals. He was instrumental in helping Crawley go on to win the League Two play-off final and gain promotion into League One last season.

Capped at England U16, U17 and U19, Campbell started his senior career at Newcastle United where he made his competitive first team debut against Atromitos in the UEFA Europa League in August 2012, aged just 17. He then went on to make his Premier League Debut against Stoke the following season.

Subsequently the 29-year-old has-played over 370 games in his senior career including spells at Notts County, St Mirren and Morecambe.

Campbell also enjoyed two years at Gateshead where he played 83 games scoring 25 goals. He played alongside fellow newcomer Jack Hunter at the Heed to win the National League North title in 2022 before reaching the FA Trophy Final.

He joins Luke Charman, Jack Hunter and Nathan Sheron in making the move to Victoria Park for the 2024/25 campaign so far.

Upon joining Pools, Campbell stated:

“I’m really excited to be here. I know some of the players and staff here already, and from meeting the gaffer I can’t wait to get going. I play better football when I’m happy and settled, so moving back home was a big factor in the move. But I wouldn’t come here if the ambition didn’t align with mine – I want to help get this club back into the Football League.”

Pools manager Darren Sarll added:

“I think we can all appreciate the conditions around this – it is a real coup for Pools when a player such as Adam agrees to sign, given that he has just experienced promotion to League One with another Club that he could have stayed on with. He also had a great deal of interest from other league clubs following an excellent season.

“I watched Adam live on several occasions last season. I was surprised and delighted by his evolution out of possession in a team that executed high pressure very well. His ability in and around the box is very strong, and he gives us great flexibility in four offensive positions.

“His signing goes to show once again that we as a club can attract some very good players in the right stages of their career.

“Along with Luke Charman, Jack Hunter and Nathan Sheron, I’m really pleased with the recruitment that myself, Joe Monks and Ronnie Moore have acquired to date. We must continue to be patient and diligent, and with the owners continued backing we will attract the right players that fit our profile and aspirations for this season.”

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