Sunderland’s Fraizer Campbell backed for England’s Euro 2012 campaign by former team-mate Danny Welbeck

Fraizer Campbell comes on for his England bow, replacing former Sunderland team-mate Danny Welbeck.

Fraizer Campbell comes on for his England bow, replacing former Sunderland team-mate Danny Welbeck.

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DANNY Welbeck has backed Fraizer Campbell’s Euro 2012 credentials after a momentous night for the Sunderland striker on and off the pitch.

Campbell made his senior international bow in last night’s Wembley friendly with Holland after playing the final 10 minutes from the bench in the dramatic 3-2 defeat to the Dutch.

It capped an emotional day for the 24-year-old, who became a father for the first time – racing away from Wembley at the final whistle to catch a plane to see his newborn baby daughter.

With Campbell understandably unable to conduct any post-match interviews, it was left to former Sunderland and Manchester United team-mate Welbeck to back the Huddersfield-born frontman as a candidate to make the squad for the summer’s European Championships after returning from a 17-month injury absence.

Welbeck told SportMail: “I definitely think he can be a contender for summer. There’s no reason why not.”

Read full story, plus all the build-up to the weekend’s big Tyne/Wear derby, in today’s Sportmail.