It looks like Sol Campbell is approaching full fitness again, after putting up with some rather unfair comments about his fitness when he first arrived on Tyneside.
Sol Campbell – showing fine form in training
Newcastle play Sunderland in a Reserve game at the Stadium of Light tomorrow, and it looks like Chris will give Sol Campbell a competitive run-out in that game.
Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands and Ryan Taylor also look to get a game in an attempt to keep the lads match fit.
Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’m looking forward to having Sol available.” “He’s already shown his quality in training, and he’ll be a real asset to the club.”
Campbell’s last first team game was in April for Arsenal in their 4-0 win over Fulham, but the former England defender has not played since then and is well short of match [practice, which is one reason he hasn’t yet been seen in a Newcastle shirt.
But the comments from Chris seem to suggest that when Sol is fit and ready – probably even for the game at home to Blackpool on September 12th, he will be in the starting side.
We’ll see because his presence in the squad has seemingly made both Fab Coloccini and Mike Williamson play very well indeed so far in all of Newcastle’s games, which is one reason of course that competition for places is so important at any club.
It will be great to see Sol make his first team debut sometime soon.