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Campbell's injury fears fade

25 Aug 2009 - 08:29:11

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has allayed fears that Fraizer Campbell faces a spell on the sidelines after the former Manchester United striker picked up an injury in the 4-1 Carling Cup victory at Norwich City.

Campbell collided with Canaries keeper Ben Alnwick in the 86th minute after being pushed by Michael Spillane.

Spillane was sent off for the offence while both Alnwick and Campbell had to be substituted.

However, speaking after the game, Bruce said: "We think Fraizer's going to be okay. He's got a sore elbow, a bad head and a bad wrist and collarbone, but we think he'll be okay.

"He's a bit bashed and bruised. He looked electric in the first half and he'll be a big player for us."

Andy Reid scored twice in the easy win and produced an outstanding display, with former Wigan boss Bruce saying: "Andy's done extremely well with his fitness and conditioning - he's come back and lost something like nine kilos from last year.

"All he can do is play like that and he's posed a few questions. That's the nice part of management, when you've got people knocking on the door, so we'll see what happens.

"It was the first time I've seen Craig Gordon live and he made two or three wonderful saves. We were comfortable but the goalkeeper's had to make a couple of really important saves."


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