Campbell's World Cup dream is behind U-turn, say County

NOTTS COUNTY executive chairman Peter Trembling believes Sol Campbell&rsquo;s burning desire to play for England was behind his shock decision to quit the club. <br /><br />The League Two outfit confirmed yesterday the 35-year-old has parted ways with the club, 29 days after signing a five-year-deal. <br /><br />The former England defender left by mutual consent after playing only once for the Magpies and Trembling cited Campbell&rsquo;s unfinished business at international level as his main reason for quitting. <br /><br />&ldquo;Sol, I think, has still got one eye on the 2010 World Cup squad,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Maybe he just wants to ply his trade elsewhere. Maybe the decision he made when he signed here was made a little too quickly.&rdquo;<br /><br />Campbell&rsquo;s hopes of an England recall look slim: he is yet to play under current manager Fabio Capello and the last of his 73 caps came in&nbsp; the infamous 3-2 defeat to Croatia in November 2007. Trembling added: &ldquo;I think Sol expected this to be Premier League tomorrow almost, which by definition is not going to happen. <br /><br />&ldquo;We are on a five-year project, we are in League Two at the moment, we were up at Morecambe on Saturday and I think the stark reality of that compared to where he used to play at &ndash; the Emirates and Anfield etc &ndash; perhaps brought it home.&rdquo; <br /><br />The signing of Campbell capped a remarkable double coup by new owners Munto Finance after the arrival of ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson as director of football in July.