Newcastle boss Hughton delighted Campbell gamble paying off

Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton admits he's delighted with his decision to bring Sol Campbell to the club.

Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton admits he's delighted with his decision to bring Sol Campbell to the club.

The 36-year-old former England international has been used sparingly during his time on Tyneside so far after a late start to pre-season training.

But he showed in his senior debut in a Carling Cup victory at Chelsea and then as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat at Manchester City last time out that he is ready to play his part if required.

Hughton said: "Sol has shown in the games he has played, Chelsea away and coming on at Manchester City, that he is a very solid character and a very solid player.

"There are not too many frills about Sol, he just does the job efficiently and in the manner in which he is used to doing it, so I have never had any fears about him."

Hughton added: "He's an experienced player and he is vocal enough.

"You can gain that respect by what you say and by your presence, and the players are aware what a fabulous player he has been and is, so he has been a good influence."

 
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