Ollie: Stop talking about DJ

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IAN Holloway has asked supporters to stop worrying about DJ Campbell.

Blackpool have been constantly linked with a move to bring the striker to Bloomfield Road for the fourth time.

He has enjoyed two successful loan spells at the club as well as a permanent move during the Premier League season.

Holloway revealed to The Gazette two weeks ago that he was hopeful a deal could be done with QPR to bring Campbell back.

And the Pool boss says, although he would like it to happen, he’s sick of fans going on about it. “I have no information for you on DJ,” said Holloway. “I get on with coaching my players, that’s complicated enough. Only Karl Oyston knows where that situation is and I’m due to speak to Karl about it.

“I’d ask our fans to concentrate on the players we have in our squad.”

Supporters’ message boards and social networking sites have been full of talk about Campbell and Southend’s Ryan Hall’s proposed moves to Blackpool.

But Holloway thinks people’s attention should be on the players they already have. He said: “We’ve some very talented players, so I don’t know why they are worrying too much about players we haven’t got.

“People said, at the start of the year, that we weren’t going to score any goals, and that proved to be nonsense.

“I know people want to know about DJ and will keep asking, but I’d just ask our fans to forget that and back the players we have got.

“If we can bring him in, we will, but I can’t keep talking about other people’s players.”

The Gazette understands Pool hope deals can still be done for both players, although they are in no rush to bring either player to the club.

Blackpool face Cardiff today (kick-off 3pm) in a game which could see them move to the top of the Championship table.

And after a week analysing Monday’s poor display against Huddersfield, Holloway says he’s delighted to finally have a chance to put things right.

“Monday is forgotten now. That’s one game out of 46 that we didn’t win, so we have moved on from it,” he said.

“The lads have been up for it this week, we’ve been through all the analysis of the game.

“As far as I’m concerned, we have to get on with it.

“We did enough wrong on Monday to not look like us.

“That’s one game gone, as far as I’m concerned.”

After today’s game, the Seasiders make the tough trip to Hull on Tuesday night.

Two games could set the tone for the rest of the season, says Holloway.

“We have Cardiff away and Hull City away, two very tough games,” he said.

“We’ll know where we are after the next seven days, hopefully we’ll be in a good position.”