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Hero DJ Campbell has expressed his delight at guiding Blackpool to the Championship play-off final.
Last Updated: 13/05/10 10:28pm
Hero DJ Campbell has expressed his delight at helping Blackpool secure their place in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.
The Lancashire club are now just one game away from securing Premier League status thanks to Campbell's semi-final hat-trick against Nottingham Forest.
The on-loan striker put Forest to the sword on Tuesday night at the City Ground with a second-half treble - the first of his professional career.
Blackpool will now tackle Cardiff City at Wembley and the 28-year-old insists his goals are for the fans and everyone associated with the club.
It will be a day of mixed emotions for Campbell as parent club Leicester missed out on the chance of promotion, although it does mean he is now free to face The Bluebirds.
"It would be great to see the club promoted," he told skysports.com. "The fans and everyone involved with Blackpool have been great to me.
"I'd love for them to go all the way and get to the Premier League. It couldn't happen to a better bunch of lads. They are so down-to-earth.
"It's only a little club, but we've got big tradition and I'm delighted to help them. I want to do it for the fans.
"You could see how many we brought and they were singing throughout, even when we were behind they were there and backing us. It was a great occasion."
Aided by his hat-trick on Tuesday, Campbell is in some of the best form of his life and he believes his treble is the highlight of his career to date.
"It's my first professional hat-trick of my career," he continued. "I've scored a lot of doubles, but I've not quite been able to get the third one now.
"With the pressure that was on and the magnitude of the game and what we can achieve if we win the final. It's the highlight of my career."
Campbell has already had a stint of top-flight football with Birmingham and hopes that one day he might have another crack at the big time.
"As a player I've always backed my own ability, whether it's in non-league or the Premier League. I've always believed I can score goals.
"Once I get a chance to play regularly I believe I can score in any league. Fingers crossed we'll see what happens in the summer and we'll take it from there."