Campbell will keep 'Pool out of soup

DJ CAMPELL'S arrival has been music to Blackpool fans and skipper Rob Edwards believes the striker will ensure they won't be involved in a relegation battle this year.

Derek Davis

DJ CAMPELL'S arrival has been music to Blackpool fans and skipper Rob Edwards believes the striker will ensure they won't be involved in a relegation battle this year.

The Seasiders captain has fingers firmly crossed that he will win back his place at Ipswich on Saturday.

Despite recovering from a hamstring strain, the centre-half was left out of the 16 for last Saturday's home defeat by Doncaster.


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He hopes that he will get the nod at Portman Road, and that frontman Campbell will add to his four goals in five games and help the club bounce back from last weekend's 3-2 defeat.

Edwards said: "I think DJ could be the key player in helping keep us up.

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"I've heard the lads speak about Paul Dickov and the role he played last year. He came in, scored eight goals and was a major part in keeping the team up.

"Obviously it's a team effort but you need someone to be the hero and match-winner. Goals win games and I think DJ can carry on doing that.

"Every team needs a goalscorer and he is looking like the real thing.

His all-round game is spot on and he looks a real threat.

"He could get into double figures for us this season, which would be amazing considering he only signed last month."

Five wins from the remaining 15 games will take Pool to 52 points, and should be enough to keep the club in the Championship and secure a cash windfall from a lucrative BBC TV deal which starts next season.

And Edwards sees no reason why it can't be done.

He said: “I think everyone in the dressing room is confident we will stay up.

"There is no reason to think any differently.”

Claus Jorgensen is set to return to the Seasiders' side after a three match ban while Brett Oremerod is hoping his goals for the reserves in midweek can earn him a place.

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