DJ losing sleep over misses in Midlands

DJ Campbell shoots wide at the start of the second half
DJ Campbell shoots wide at the start of the second half
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DJ Campbell admitted he has had sleepless nights over the chances he missed at West Brom.

DJ Campbell admitted he has had sleepless nights over the chances he missed at West Brom.

The Seasiders frontman squandered opportunities at the start of each half as Pool slipped to a 3-2 defeat.

It was quite a turnaround in fortunes for Campbell, who was the toast of the town after grabbing the winner against Liverpool three days earlier.

“Being a striker is like that,” said Campbell, who deserves credit for being prepared to talk about his good and bad performances.

“You can be the hero one day and then the villain the next. It is part and parcel of football and I am big and strong enough to take it.

“I am very disappointed with what happened on Saturday. I’ve had a couple of days to think about it but that has not made it any easier to get over.

“I’ve had a few sleepless nights but I’ve got to take the rough with the smooth.

“I had been on a good run before that but I am devastated we lost because I know that if I had scored my chances we may have won or got a point.

“I felt as a team we were unlucky, but that is football and hopefully on Saturday against Sunderland – a team I’ve got a good goalscoring record against (Campbell grabbed both goals in the 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light three weeks ago) – I can put a few chances away and put things right.”