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.