O'Neill pleased with Campbell's first goal since return from injury
STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Tyrese Campbell of Stoke City celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Peterborough United at Bet365 Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill was pleased to see Tyrese Campbell get back on the scoresheet after he got his first goal after returning from injury in the Potters 2-0 win over Peterborough United.

Campebll's substitute appearance against the Posh marked the fifth Championship game that he has been involved in this season.

The 21-year old celebrated his first goal since November 2020 in the sixth minute of stoppage time with a good solo strike on the counter-attack.

On Campbell's first goal of the season

After the game when speaking on Campbell's contribution, O'Neill said: "It is great for Tyrese. He was cut down at a time last season when he was flying, scoring and assisting goals and terrorising defences.

"Then he gets a really bad injury which the rehabilitation that he has had to go through, the patience that he has had to show in that period has been huge.

"I think that goal for him is massive but also for the support he has had. I know the support he has had from his family, his agent has been very important and also everyone in the club is delighted for him."

O'Neill continued: "That is the first time we have seen the Tyrese of old where he is in that little bit of space, one v one.

"He does brilliant, shifts it from his left side on to his right. It is a great finish on his weaker side and it was lovely to see."

On third consecutive clean sheet

From a defensive point of view, the result marks three clean sheets in a row for Stoke and O'Neill said that his back three deserves a lot of credit for their defensive showing.

"I thought we defended our box well when we had to. They have some nice technical players. (Sirik) Dembele is a handful. He comes deep, gets on the ball, so we had to deal with that.

"Three clean sheets is good for us. We have got to continue working at that. We have had quite a bit of disruption in our back three for a while with injuries and that.

"So the boys deserve a lot of credit for how they defended today and keeping another clean sheet".