Campbell praises Armagh squad depth

Stefan Campbell chipped over Armagh’s last point against Antrim on Wednesday evening, becoming his sides 14th scorer of the night.

The Clan na Gael sharpshooter has made over 100 appearances for the Orchard County, but the squad depth within the current panel means he can’t take it easy.

“I can’t afford to dip my toe in,” ‘Soupy’ said. “I only know how to play football one way and that’s full throttle.

“We have a lot of big games coming up, especially Monaghan at the end of the month. I suppose that’s at the forefront of my mind. I’m trying to get the miles into the legs and get up to scratch as soon as possible.”

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Squad depth

Campbell has developed into one of the leaders in the team and was happy to see some of the young players performing well.

“We pride ourselves on having a big squad, a big squad full of quality. I think we made 12 subs at half time,” continued Campbell.

“We have this thing in Armagh where no matter who’s on the field, it’s not about standing out it’s about fitting in.

Stefan Campbell scored one point against Antrim
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“It’s not about, not in January anyway, it’s not about going out there and kicking 1-6, especially for the new lads.

“There’s a lot of lads there that have maybe only played one or two times, a lot of debuts.

“It was just a case today of proving to the managers and selectors what we’ve been building on for the last six or eight weeks on the training field, that you can take on board.

“I’m sure they weren’t expecting a big crowd like that. The more they can prove to the management that they can do it in front of the bigger crowds and it’s no issue, then it’s only going to stand to us in good stead going into the league.”

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