Sol Campbell is expected to play for the Reserve side against Liverpool tomorrow night at Whitley Park.
Sol Campbell – Chris, look – I’m nearly ready!
We expect Campbell to be given about 60 minutes tomorrow night, which should set him up nicely to be in the first team squad to play Blackpool on Saturday.
And if all goes well in the first part of that game, it wouldn’t surprise us at all if Chris brought him on sometime during the second half, so he could make his first team bow at home for the Magpies.
We know that Sol has been working hard to regain his match fitness over the last few weeks, and he has shown a tremendously positive attitude during his interviews over the last few weeks.
Sol said today:
“I’m certainly pushing for Blackpool. I’m working towards that as a target.” “I’m looking forward to challenging for a place.”
We have no idea who will be the starting two center-backs in a few weeks time, once Sol is fully fit.
But we have to believe Campbell’s vast experience, not to mention the considerable skill he still possesses, will make if difficult for manager Hughton to leave him out of the starting eleven.
But with both Coloccini and Williamson in such sparkling form at the moment, that’s a problem that Chris will have to deal with – but it’s a good problem to have.
What do you think?