Returning Adam Campbell to his favoured position as a striker should help get the best out of the new Darlington signing, says manager Alun Armstrong.

The 24-year-old has agreed to join Darlington, as revealed by The Northern Echo on June 25, having last season been on loan to Carlisle United from Morecambe in League 2.

It was as a striker coming through the ranks at Newcastle United that Campbell made a breakthrough in the 2012-13 season, but partly due to his pace has since been used as a winger, which is not where Quakers’ boss wants to select him.

“Adam Campbell will be the No. 9. That will be his starting role, that’s where he sees himself playing,” Armstrong told The Northern Echo.

“The reason he hasn’t performed as well as he could’ve done is because people keep putting him out wide, but he’s not a wide player, he plays off the shoulder.

“We’ll see if we can get the best out of him and playing like he did when he first came onto the scene, that’s my job now.”

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