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DJ Campbell wants quick decision – but his future comes down to QPR boss Harry Redknapp

PUBLISHED: 08:56 02 January 2013

Will Town fans see DJ Campbell in the blue of Ipswich again?

Will Town fans see DJ Campbell in the blue of Ipswich again?

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DJ Campbell has called on parent club QPR to make a quick decision on his future – but admits he is unsure whether he will be returning to Portman Road.

DJ’s message to the Super Blues

“The fans have been top-notch, I can’t complain one bit. The amount of tweets I have had has been humbling – I just appreciate all the love. I’ve done what I said I was going to do – score goals and help us get up the league. I want to be happy in my surroundings and Ipswich has been great for me. It is a massive step towards what I want. You never know what is going to happen in the future.”

Campbell’s prolific loan spell – 10 goals in 17 games – has made him Town fans’ number one transfer target in January.

And while his three-month stay ended on a sour note when Town were soundly beaten 3-0 by Brighton yesterday, Campbell has reiterated that support by singing the praises of the Ipswich fans.

But whether that will be enough to sign the permanent deal offered to him by Blues boss Mick McCarthy remains to be seen.

Campbell admitted he was unsure what might happen in the next week or so and that the final decision remained with Harry Redknapp, boss of the Premier League’s bottom club.

Campbell’s prolific loan spell at Portman Road

* October 6: One goal against Cardiff (2-1 defeat)

* October 23: One against Derby (2-1 defeat)

* November 3: One against Birmingham (1-0 win)

* November 10: One against Burnley (2-1 win)

* November 24: One against Peterborough (1-1)

* December 1: One against Bolton (2-1 win)

* December 8: Two against Millwall (3-0 win)

* December 26: One against Charlton (2-1 win)

* December 29: One against Wolves (2-0 win)

The 31-year-old striker said: “I don’t know what Harry’s plans are. He’s the one who holds the key, he’s is the one who says whether I can go or not.

“I have not spoken to Harry myself, but the gaffer here (Mick McCarthy) has offered me a deal and told me what he wants to do – which is great for me.

“I have really enjoyed my time here and the fans have been great – as have the gaffer and the players. If the circumstances are right, I would definitely stay.”

Campbell revealed he could have played for Ipswich in Saturday’s FA Cup third round clash at Aston Villa – but Town and QPR made a gentleman’s agreement to prevent him being cup-tied.

Instead, he is expected to start for the Premier League side in their home cup tie against West Brom.

A decision on his future could then be made next week although much will depend on who Redknapp brings in to try and carry out a Houdini-style escape from relegation.

But Campbell insisted: “Like the gaffer here does, I want this resolved as soon as possible. I’m 31 years old, I haven’t got time for it to be dragging on.”

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