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Chris Hughton wants Sol Campbell to sign for Newcastle United
Published : 03 Dec 2009 17:13:12Rss feed
Hughton, a coach when Campbell was coming through the Spurs ranks, has told reporters that he is weighing up a move for the former England centre-half who has now become a free agent again following his departure from Notts County. Campbell, 35, has already expressed an interest in joining Newcastle United and Hughton has admitted he is one of a number of names that he is considering as he plans to strengthen his squad at St James' Park to maintain the Championship pacesetters' promotion push. Related ArticlesRoeder: Newcastle need to invest in new playersHarewood wants to extend Newcastle stayNewcastle 3 Swansea 0Gazza trains with Newcastle academy players to aid recoverySteven Taylor proud of Newcastle's resurgenceSport on televisionHughton said: "Well Sol would be one of a number of players that, of course, we will be assessing over the next month because come the end of January we have to make sure that we have the right squad and the right players. Of course it is not only us that know about Sol's situation and it won't only be us who are interested. The most important thing for us is that in that last hour of the window that we have a squad in place that will take us through the last period of this season which will be a very demanding period. "It will also be a period where the other teams will be strengthening and deciding what they need as they address that last period of the season themselves. We have to make sure that we are right come that last day." Hughton was speaking ahead of this Saturday's game against Watford at St James' Park, which will give his team a chance to consolidate pole position in the promotion race. "Everyone is pulling in the right direction at the moment but what we have to make sure is that now we have gone through a phase in the season where everyone has done well and things have gone for us," Hughton added. "The only way we will be able to sustain our run is to be able to do the same things. That is the players lifting the supporters and the fans backing us in the way they have done. "We went through a period where we drew two games at home and lost twice away and it was always going to be about a reaction coming back from that and I could not have asked any more for the players. "The job is certainly better when you are winning matches but along with that comes the pressure of sustaining it."