It’s safe to say Newcastle United will be glad to see the back of the 2012-13 season.

Despite an impressive run to the quarter-final of the Europa League, during which they claimed the scalp of Russian giants Anzhi Makhachkala, the Magpies have endured a poor domestic campaign which eventually ended in a 16th place finish.
The ending of the European campaign coincided with a collapse in domestic form for Newcastle, culminating with two heavy home defeats to arch rivals Sunderland and Liverpool.

It’s hard to put a positive spin on such a poor season but every club has an end of season awards ceremony, so here is a look at who may come out of the season with some shreds of credit. The awards are entirely based on personal opinion, so there will be a number of candidates for each award. Feel free to comment and get involved with what you think.

Future Star - Adam Campbell

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One of the most encouraging things Newcastle can take from their poor season is the emergence of youngster Adam Campbell as a potential future star. The 18-year-old has impressed in the Magpies' youth sides this year and has clearly caught the eye of manager Alan Pardew, who has included the teenager in many of his first-team squads, albeit mostly as a unused substitute. Campbell has managed to make three appearances from the bench though, most notably against Stoke when he was involved in the build up to Papiss Cisse's last-minute goal. With signings expected in the summer, it may prove that Campbell's chances next season are limited, although a period away on loan may help the diminutive striker's development. Pardew certainly won't forget about Campbell, who could be the next Geordie striking hero.