Martin O'Neill

O'Neill on Campbell move

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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.”