Sylvain Distin says Sol Campbell's new contract is a big boost to Portsmouth.

He told The News: "Everybody knows how important Sol is for the squad - he is a tremendous player.

"He has a lot of experience, so having him next to you makes you feel better and you can communicate with the lads.

"I'm just repeating and saying what everybody thinks, but Sol is a tremendous player and it's good he's extended his contract."