DJ Campbell is a Blackpool target – for the fourth time.
Just six months after the striker left Bloomfield Road to join QPR’s Premier League bandwagon, Pool boss Ian Holloway reckons he could possibly bring Campbell back during next month’s transfer window.
Campbell had two loans spells with the Seasiders before joining on a permanent deal in summer 2010 for a club record £1.25m.
It proved money well spent as the 30-year-old fired 13 goals and almost kept the club in the Premier League.
Unfortunately for Pool, he was unable to resist the lure of his native London and another shot at the top flight.
But things haven’t gone to plan for Campbell since his August transfer. He fractured his foot in October and was ruled out for two months. He has started just one game and scored his only goal against Wolves.
With Rangers dripping in money after a takeover, manager Neil Warnock is believed to have a transfer kitty of more than £50m and is expected to spend big next month.
And Holloway will waste no time in inquiring about the forward should the opportunity arise.
The Seasiders boss, who is also in for QPR winger Jason Puncheon, is keen to boost his squad, though he believes the first priority is keeping hold of what he’s got.
Holloway said: “We are always on the lookout to sign players but it has proved very difficult in the past to compete with others in this division.
“It was almost impossible to hold on to our better players in the summer and we are playing well enough for other teams to be swooping around like vultures again. When this window closes, I’ll be happy if I’ve still got everybody I am using on a regular basis.”