Quakers Sign Striker

by Scott Thornberry - 31st January 2011

quakers sign striker

Darlington have today confirmed the signing of striker John Campbell from Northern League side Newcastle Benfield.

The 22-year-old forward, who’s scored 25 goals for Benfield this season, has signed an 18-month contract at the Northern Echo Arena after completing a medical at the weekend

Darlington received clearance at midday today after agreeing an undisclosed fee with the Northern League first division club, which could rise with appearances and performances.

Quakers chairman Raj Singh today said: “It’s another good signing for the club.

“Mark Cooper did his homework on John and he’d attracted a lot of interest, including from some League One clubs.

“The deal is performance-related which suits all parties, with an option to extend it by a further year or possibly two, if we want to.

“We’re  delighted to be giving the lad a chance but the deal works for us as well.”

Campbell, Benfield’s top scorer this season and the second top marksman in the Northern League first division, had a spell as a YTS at Manchester City and has recently had trials with Swindon and Leyton Orient.

 

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HarrytheQuaker - 31st January 2011 17:01:07

Cushty... welcome aboard john.... :thumbup: :thumbup:

JABWootton - 31st January 2011 17:18:08

Any Good ;)

Darlo.For.Life - 31st January 2011 18:35:16

A bit of a mention on the BBC Live - Transfer deadline day page

And strikers just keep on leaving Newcastle too. Well, Newcastle Benfield (no, me neither) this time actually. The Northern League side have sold John Campbell to Darlington for an undisclosed fee and the 22-year-old has signed an 18-month deal with the Blue Square Bet Premier side.

JABWootton - 31st January 2011 19:34:38

Darlo.For.Life wrote:
A bit of a mention on the BBC Live - Transfer deadline day page

And strikers just keep on leaving Newcastle too. Well, Newcastle Benfield (no, me neither) this time actually. The Northern League side have sold John Campbell to Darlington for an undisclosed fee and the 22-year-old has signed an 18-month deal with the Blue Square Bet Premier side.


They wont be saying that in 18 months time when he has racked up the goals and Chelsea have made a £8m bd for him :D

German exile - 31st January 2011 19:38:00

They could buy the whole club and ground for that. :!:

Darlogramps - 31st January 2011 19:38:10

Only £8 mil. Judging by whats going on today we could get at least £20 mil

dfcdfcdfc - 31st January 2011 23:47:19

I've got a good feeling about this lad - hope I'm right :)