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O'Neill hails Campbell

O'Neill hails Campbell (©GettyImages)
O'Neill hails Campbell (©GettyImages).

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill saluted the spirit of comeback king Fraizer Campbell after seeing him keep the club's FA Cup dreams alive.

The 24-year-old returned from 17 months of misery after two cruciate ligament injuries to claim a second-half equaliser which denied derby rivals Middlesbrough a giant-killing victory at the Stadium of Light.

Campbell, who was introduced as a half-time substitute, expertly converted James McClean's 59th-minute cross to announce his re-emergence in style. O'Neill said: "Dave Galley, our physiotherapist, tells me - and Dave has been in the business a fairly lengthy time - that he may well be the best of the lot in terms of never being down."

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