Career landmark for on-loan striker Tyrese Campbell


Tyrese Campbell scored his first professional league goal at his new club Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

The 19-year-old striker who is on loan from Stoke City put Town ahead in the eighth minute, before David Templeton scored the equaliser three minutes later. The goal was also his first for the club.

He said: “Obviously I was buzzing to score my first goal and hopefully it is the first of many.

“I just wanted to score so I can carry on going now.”

Campbell made his full debut for his parent club Stoke City last month in their 3-2 defeat against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup which saw the teenager score both goals for the Potters.

But he doesn’t seem phased at the fact that he is now scoring for the opposing team, admitting that ‘it is football so I will take whatever goals I can get.’

“They were my first two goals in my first full appearance for the first team and it just happened to be against Shrewsbury.

“I am happy to be scoring goals for them now.”

The son of former Arsenal and Everton player Kevin Campbell, Tyrese has expressed how big of an influence his father has been in his career.

Kevin scored 148 goals in his playing career, including 46 for The Gunners.

“He helps me, but he doesn’t try and get too involved. He just tells me that it is my career and to do what I want to do.

“But if I need advice I will ask him”.

With Campbell’s loan spell at Town only lasting for the remainder of the season, the teenager has some achievements he would like to meet before re-joining Stoke.

“I just want to make sure I score goals and we put in some good performances and win some games to make sure we keep our League One status for next season.”

The teenager has voiced what he would like to happen on his return to the Staffordshire based club.

“I want to be in the first team.

“I have come on loan to get experience and score goals and if I do, then hopefully when I go back I go straight in.”

Campbell will be looking to add to his goal-scoring tally on Saturday when Shrewsbury Town travel to Peterborough.

“Of course, you always want to keep scoring and keep going.”


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