Sunderland’s Sessegnon backs Campbell partnership after Norwich goals

Fraizer Campbell and Stephane Sessegnon
Fraizer Campbell and Stephane Sessegnon
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STEPHANE Sessegnon believes he can form an effective double-act with strike partner Fraizer Campbell after the duo helped Sunderland coast past Norwich City.

Both Sessegnon and Campbell got their name on the scoresheet in last night’s 3-0 victory at the Stadium of Light as a fourth win in five Premier League outings moved the Black Cats up to eighth in the table.

It was the forward duo’s first outing together as a partnership, with Martin O’Neill opting for Campbell ahead of Connor Wickham or Ji Dong-won despite the 24-year-old only returning from a 17-month lay-off in Sunday’s Wear-Tees derby.

But O’Neill’s selection paid off as Campbell continued his fairytale return to action with a spectacular 25-yard volley for his second goal in four days, before turning provider with the cross for Sessegnon to double Sunderland’s advantage.

Sessegnon told the Echo: “Fraizer’s a player who it’s really easy to play alongside.

“He’s very quick and likes the ball at his feet, rather than on his head – a bit like me.

“Also, he allows me to drop a bit deeper into the middle of the park because he likes to play on the last man.

“We seem to complement each other and we’ve both scored last night so it looks good.

“The first goal was quite special because there wasn’t much on. Fraizer hit the ball really well. Then he played a big part in my goal by putting in a great cross.

“He’s worked really hard to get back and played really well in his first match at the weekend.

“He has managed to recover and given his maximum for the team again last night. After such a long time injured, it’s difficult to start coming back into games.

“But he’s a player who loves playing and that’s helped him. I’m really happy for him.”