Leicester striker Campbell eager to complete Blackpool signing

Leicester City striker DJ Campbell is eager to sign permanently with promoted Blackpool.

Leicester City striker DJ Campbell is eager to sign permanently with promoted Blackpool.

Campbell scored 11 goals in 18 games, including a hat-trick in the play-off semi-final second-leg tie against Nottingham Forest, since joining from the Foxes in February as he helped the Tangerines achieve promotion.

"What happens next? I can't answer that yet but I had a little word with the gaffer(Blackpool manager Ian Holloway) after Saturday's game and he wants to sign me. I want to come so it is just a case of hoping Leicester don't do something silly," Campbell told the Leicester Mercury.

"But everyone in Blackpool knows how much I love the club - I wouldn't have come back otherwise. We'll see what happens during the summer but I have been so happy to be at Blackpool during the second half of the season. I love the club. I love everybody, all the players and the gaffer.

"I am speechless and just delighted for everyone that we've actually managed to win promotion. But we've deserved it I think. The last 12 games we have been on such a great run and we showed again on Saturday that we deserve to be where we are. I am delighted."

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