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.”