Sol in no rush for Toon bow
The former England defender pulled on a Magpies shirt for the first
time following his arrival at St James’ Park a month ago. The
35-year-old has been working his way back to match fitness having
been without a club since his departure from Arsenal in May.
Campbell looked comfortable during the first half as Newcastle took
a two-goal lead inside 10 minutes through Nile Ranger and a Peter
Lovenkrands penalty. They also had striker Xisco sent off but Ryan
Taylor made it three before Jordan Cook pulled one back for
Sunderland with a penalty five minutes from time. Campbell is now
targeting a longer appearance in next week’s reserve meeting with
Liverpool. He told Sky Sports News: “These games obviously help.
You keep on working hard on the training ground and concentrate on
that but you start feeling the benefits when you start playing. “It
was good. Forty-five minutes was enough. Next week there’s another
game so hopefully I can get 60-70 minutes out of me.”