A man who needs little introduction to Tigers fans, Fraizer Campbell returns to the KCOM Stadium nine years after the end of a loan spell that initially established him as a favourite on the terraces.
After coming through the youth system at Manchester United, Campbell was brought in by then-boss Phil Brown in October 2007 and he proved to be a signing that helped to spark into life what would turn out to be a historic season.
Campbell scored 15 times, including two on his home debut against Barnsley, before setting up the most famous goal in the Club’s history – a Dean Windass Wembley winner in the Play-Off Final against Bristol City.
After returning to Manchester United at the end of his loan spell, Campbell was on the move again as he joined Tottenham Hotspur for the 2008/09 campaign. First team chances proved hard to come by for the striker, and July 2009 saw him leave Manchester United on a permanent basis when signing for Sunderland.
Campbell’s performances in the North-East earned him his one and only England cap as he came off the bench in a 3-2 defeat against Holland at Wembley. He remained at Sunderland for three-and-a-half years before joining Cardiff City and helping them to win promotion to the Premier League, scoring against the Tigers on the final day of the season in a 2-2 draw that saw Steve Bruce’s side join the Bluebirds in the top flight.
He made 52 appearances for Cardiff, scoring 16 times, before making the move to Crystal Palace in summer 2014. Campbell was released by the Eagles at the end of last season and now finds himself back at the KCOM Stadium where his goal-scoring exploits in senior football first started.
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