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PLAYER REACTION: Departing DJ Campbell reflects on the positives from festive period

19:10 01 January 2013

DJ Campbell comes off against Brighton this afternoon - but is it goodbye?

DJ Campbell comes off against Brighton this afternoon - but is it goodbye?

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Ipswich v Brighton: It might not have been the way he wanted to depart Portman Road.

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A 3-0 home defeat to Brighton saw Town’s cracking Christmas period end with a whimper – with the match also being the last of DJ Campbell’s prolific three-month loan period.

But Campbell, who will now return to parent club QPR, believes a run of seven points from four quick-fire matches is an impressive tally, one that has seen Ipswich start to move away from the bottom three.

The striker said: “It has been a great few games, Charlton and Wolves away, but we are obviously disappointed with the result today.

“As the gaffer said in there, seven points is superb. We would have taken that at the start. When the gaffer came in, we only had (a total) of seven points, now we have 30. It has not been a bad run!

“When you look at it like that, I’m happy. You can’t be greedy. Sometimes you have to realise where we were and where we are now – although we are still in a dogfight.”

Two first-half goals from Dean Hammond and Craig Mackail-Smith put Brighton in control before Wayne Bridge sealed the points with a third midway through the second half.

Summing up the game, Campbell said: “I’m just disappointed for the fans today that we couldn’t see the New Year with a win.

“I’m not sure if it was one game too many. But Brighton are the kind of team you play against where you need to score first. If you don’t, they will sit back and suck up everything – they keep the ball well.

“We made it hard for ourselves but we have had a great festive period.”

- See tomorrow’s EADT and Ipswich Star for Campbell on his QPR future, his thoughts on signing permanently for Ipswich and his special message to the Super Blues

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10 comments

  • Thanks for all you have done DJ. Hope we can get you back

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    chantry boy

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

  • Off the cuff but I believe it's 23 points in 12 games and DJs record so far is about a goal every other game . Penalties have to be scored or should Steroo and mini me ask the league to deduct all the pens from Frank Lampards tally. Bitter and twisted springs to mind.

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    threenewknees

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • One of the biggest crowds for some years and all they get is a big disappointment.

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    TOBY P.

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

  • To the clowns on here. 7 points from 4 games equals approx 1.8 points per game. 1.8 x 46 = 80 odd points at end of season. Close to or in the playoffs??? The only problem being the pathetic points return from pre MM.

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    bristan

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • When did the festive period last seven games ? Steroo must have had his decorations up in late november. Seriously though, I'd love to read why DJ was a 'pointless loan' in more detail. Please.... indulge me a little more.

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    72alwaysblue

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • ged scott..when you want to use big words (for a naaarwich fan) put them in to perspective, not prospective...

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    Captain Slog

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • Well done Steroo, facts wrong again, and ooooh so much negativity.

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    Rob Bill

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • Several penalties were among those goals so lets get it back into prospective and 7 points out of 12 is great is it. Oh my god what a clown lol

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    ged scott

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • Seven points - effectively one point per game is 'superb' and 'great'. Actually no it is lower mid-table form - apparently great and superb under mick the man - but the subject of ridicule under jewell the mannequin. Remember one of the 'prolific' DJ's goals was scored with his hands and several more were penalties... now he is gone and this pointless loan looks as ridiculous now as it did when he joined.

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    Rob Steroo

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

  • hi stereo,no need to get bitter and twisted just because norwich got no points over the christmas period COYB.

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    david peters

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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