EPL: Queens Park Rangers sign Campbell from Blackpool

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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London, Aug 5: English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers have signed striker DJ Campbell from relegated Blackpool. On Aug 4, the club informed that they have signed Campbell for a period of two years.

It can be recalled that Queens Park Rangers are preparing for their first Premier League campaign since 1996.

Campbell, who scored 13 goals in the recently concluded English Premier League season, was visibly excited at the chance to play for the club he supported as a boy. Speaking to the club's website, he was quoted as saying, "This was my first club, from 6-16, so to finally be back here at the age of 29 is really special."

And added, "There were other clubs in the Premier League that showed an interest but when I heard QPR were in for me it was an offer I couldn't refuse -- this is my club."

Neil Warnock, the manager of the Queens Park Rangers, is clearly impressed with the pace that Campbell plays and believes that he will be a great asset for his club. He said, "He gives us that extra element of pace which we need and I am sure he will prove to be a big hit with the fans at Loftus Road this season."

Queens Park Rangers will play their first match of the season at home to Bolton Wanderers on Aug 13.

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