Campbell set for reserve run-out

The 35-year-old former England international has been named in a
strong reserve party as he looks to put himself in contention for a
return to Premier League action following his arrival on Tyneside.
Campbell has spent the last few weeks working his way towards match
fitness, and will get a chance to test how far he has come at the
Stadium of Light. He is one of several senior men in the
second-string squad with Peter Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Xisco,
Nile Ranger and Tim Krul all also in the running to play. Campbell
joined the Magpies during pre-season following his marriage, and
was some way behind the rest of his team-mates in terms of fitness
as a result. Manager Chris Hughton has insisted he will not throw
him into the first team until he is ready, and with Fabricio
Coloccini and Mike Williamson having so far performed well in a
promising start to the campaign, there has been no need to take
risks with the hugely experienced player. Meanwhile, the Black Cats
too will have several senior men on show with summer signing Marcos
Angeleri, Republic of Ireland international Andy Reid, Northern
Ireland’s George McCartney and Jack Colback among a 16-man squad.