Martin O'Neill

O'Neill on Campbell move

by Stuart Vose

Boss says striker has great opportunity in South Wales.

Martin O’Neill says Fraizer Campbell’s move to Cardiff affords him an ideal opportunity to help spearhead a Barclays Premier League promotion charge.

The Bluebirds lead the Npower Championship, sitting 10 points ahead of second-placed Leicester City.

Campbell joined City for an undisclosed fee earlier this week and O’Neill says securing a return to the top flight, combined with regular first-team football, will be a motivating factor for the striker.

“There were a few teams interested in Fraizer and his contract was up at the end of the season, so this is a chance for him to play pretty regularly,” he said.

“It’s also an opportunity to help Cardiff into the Barclays Premier League.

“At the moment they’re [doing well], although those can be eroded as we all know. That said, they are in a great position.

“Fraizer has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract and has all the motivation in the world to get back into the Barclays Premier League.”