Newcastle's Simpson aims to wreck super week for Sunderland striker Campbell

Newcastle United fullback Danny Simpson hopes to end Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell's wonder week on a sour note.

Newcastle United fullback Danny Simpson hopes to end Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell's wonder week on a sour note.

The former Manchester United teammates clash today in the Tyne-Wear derby.

Simpson said: “There have been a few texts flying with Fraizer this week. I’ve praised him enough. It’s now time to give him a bit of stick.

“I’ve known him 15 years and I was happy to see him come back from his two injuries. He was my best mate at Man United. We were together from 10 or 11 years old and went to Belgium and spent a bit of time out there.

“I know his family, he knows my ­family and we’re close. He must be over the moon with the last month of his life.

“He couldn’t imagine what would happen, ­coming back, scoring goals, becoming a dad and playing for England.

“He must be flying – but obviously this weekend, I want him to have the worst game of his life.’’

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