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Steve Bruce hails 'magnificent' Fraizer Campbell as Sunderland striker nears comeback

01 Mar 2011 13:50:08

Steve Bruce hails 'magnificent' Fraizer Campbell as Sunderland striker nears comeback

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce believes Fraizer Campbell is looking 'magnificent' as he closes in a return to action. Campbell has not played for the Black Cats since the end of August after rupturing a cruciate knee ligament, described by Bruce at the time as 'a tragedy'. However, the 23-year-old striker is on the verge of a comeback, with the likelihood he will initially be given a reserve run-out. On the comeback trail: Campbell (left) is almost ready for a return to first-team action Campbell could then figure in the Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool on March 20 at the Stadium of Light. 'Fraizer looks magnificent,' said Bruce in the Northern Echo. 'I have never seen anybody recover from a knee injury as quickly, and when you look at the knee scar, the shape he is in and the condition he is in, it is absolutely fantastic. 'We expect him to play in a week.'  Bruce upbeat about Cattermole as Sunderland star eyes returnBruce signs new contract until 2014 as Sunderland throw backing behind bossAll the latest Sunderland news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Steve Bruce Places: Liverpool


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