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Sunderland striker Campbell hopes to cap wonder week with derby win

Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell wants to cap his wonder week with victory at Newcastle United today.

Campbell, the England new-boy and brand new dad, hopes to round off the greatest week of his life today.

He said: "My girlfriend wasn't due to give birth until Monday so we thought we were safe but she rang me at six in the morning.

"At first I couldn't understand why Emma was waking me up so early on a match day.

"She said she thought it was about to happen and I spent the rest of the day sitting in my room, having conversations with Emma, my dad and the doctor wondering what to do.

"Stuart Pearce told me to do what I felt I needed to. I didn't want to miss the birth but I didn't want to go back and the baby not to come til the day after.

"I also had about 30 or 35 ­relatives and friends who had hired a bus to come to Wembley so I owed it to them to hang around."

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