Huddersfield Town head coach Jan Siewert has expressed that he expects new signing Fraizer Campbell to be an impact player before he can begin starting the forward.
Campbell joined earlier this week having failed to agree a new contract with former club Hull City at the back end of last season.
The forward, who was born in Huddersfield, helped Hull to a strong finish last season as he netted home 12 times whilst adding six assists.
He’ll be hoping to relieve some of the pressure that finds itself on Huddersfield at the moment having been defeated in the Carabao Cup by League One Lincoln.
The ex Manchester United striker is hoping to be involved this weekend when the Terriers take on Fulham.
According to Siewert, who was speaking to Huddersfield Town on Twitter, this fixture may come to soon for Campbell.
He said: “Fraizer Campbell is training with the team and doing condition work.
“I hope to bring him to the squad as soon as possible.
“He could be an impact player before he’s ready to play 90 minutes.”
With Huddersfield still looking for a first victory of the season, Siewert will be hoping he can get Campbell up to scratch as soon as possible.
Campbell could prove to be a smart acquisition by the Terriers. With Siewert under pressure he’ll want the fresh impetus that a new signing can bring to come in as soon as possible, whilst at the same time he’ll know it’s important not to rush a 31-year-old back.
With games coming thick and fast round, there will be minutes for the forward. Huddersfield take on Fulham, Cardiff and Reading all in the space of a week. Victories are vital if they’re to start their charge up the league.
The experience that Campbell can give his team-mates, even when not playing on the pitch could go along way this season. The forward has experience playing for England as well as plenty of Premier League appearances for a number of different clubs.