Fraizer eyes parting shot for Hull

HULL City striker Fraizer Campbell is looking to play his part in making history by catapulting the Tigers into the top-flight for the first time in their 104-year history.

Derek Davis

HULL City striker Fraizer Campbell is looking to play his part in making history by catapulting the Tigers into the top-flight for the first time in their 104-year history.

The 20-year-old striker, on-loan from Manchester United, has scored 15 goals to help the Tigers to within touching distance of the Premier League.

And although he will return to Old Trafford next month, Campbell is determined to finish a memorable loan spell with City by winning automatic promotion at Ipswich Town on Sunday.

Campbell said: “It's been a great season from lows to highs.

“I've learnt a lot and feel part of something that's making history. This club has never been this high and the chance to put them into the Premier League where they've never been is a fantastic thing. It's all been positives for me.

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“It's great to see how far we've come over the course of the season and we've still got a big chance.”

Ahead of the season finale, City's hopes of automatic promotion rest on relegation-threatened Leicester City upsetting Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

A point would be enough for Tony Pulis's side to pip the Tigers, who are guaranteed at worst a place in the play-offs next month, but if they have to do it the hard way Campbell believes they are good enough.

He said: “We believe and why not? Look at some of the other teams in this division and no disrespect but we're as good as anyone.

“That's why we're sitting so high up in the division and that's why we've got a chance of automatic promotion. Last year probably knocked a few people here and everyone was a bit down because of what went on.

“But once you start to win a few games, that belief comes back. Everyone here now believes in their own ability.

“The worst case scenario is that we're going to end up in the play-offs, that's not a bad end to the season at all.

“We've got every chance of finishing this year in style. All we can do is to win and who knows what might happen. If we get automatic then it's straight up but if we have to go through the play-offs, we'd still have to fancy ourselves, given what we've achieved this year.

“I would certainly fancy to go up in the play-offs if it came to it but we'll just keep playing our games and the rest will sort itself out.”

Campbell was last night called into the England Under-21 squad that will face Wales on May 15, although he will pull out if he is involved in the play-offs.