DJ ready to fire Pool to safety

Blackpool's Dudley Campbell
Blackpool's Dudley Campbell
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DJ Campbell believes he will be firing on all cylinders from now until the end of the season ... and won’t miss the chances he did against Arsenal.

The frontman made an impressive return in the clash with the Gunners after six weeks out, but squandered a couple of good opportunities to score.

Campbell says that was down to a lack of sharpness, and claims he’ll be a different proposition after getting 90 minutes under his belt.

“I will be a little sharper in the Wigan game and, hopefully, I will take my chances if I get any,” the 29-year-old said. “We had a few chances against Arsenal, myself included, and should have put them away.

“Against Wigan, hopefully, I’ll be able to do that.”

Like everyone else, Campbell is well aware of the importance of the next three games.

Put simply, they will decide Pool’s fate.

Campbell said: “The next three matches will tell us a lot about how things will turn out,” agreed the frontman, recharged and bubbling with enthusiasm after returning from a three-game ban.

“Hopefully, against Wigan, Newcastle and Stoke, we can do well, and I think we can get at least two wins out of those three.

“It is a massive game against Wigan today, there’s no getting around that. So are Stoke and Newcastle.

“Then we have Bolton at home and that will be huge as well.

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“Our home games are where we need to pick up the points because we have Tottenham and Man United away and not many will expect us to get anything out of those matches.

“Our home games will make the difference of whether we stay up or not.

“We just need to concentrate on this mini-league we’re in at the bottom, get some results in our home games and make sure we pick up the points we need to stay up.”