United trip does not faze DJ
DJ Campbell claims he will have no fear at Old Trafford, despite Blackpool's top-flight status being at stake.
Last Updated: 20/05/11 9:54am
DJ Campbell claims he will have no fear as Blackpool travel to Old Trafford with their Premier League status at stake.
Manchester United have already secured the league title but Blackpool are in the bottom three on goal difference heading into Sunday's clash.
It is not a fixture the Seasiders would have craved, as United have dropped only two points at home all season and history is not on their side either.
The last time the Tangerines won at Old Trafford was in 1962 thanks to a single goal from the South African Peter Hauser.
But Campbell, whose brace in last week's 4-3 win over Bolton took him to 13 Premier League goals this season, insists he is up for the fight.
"I am sure a few of the lads will be nervous, they are only human," he said.
"But I have been fairly calm throughout the season, which has stood me in good stead.
"Hopefully I will be able to nick a goal or two on Sunday and we will be able to do the business as a team. Fingers crossed we can.
"The lads will be doing their utmost to get a win. If not, we want at least a point. We will be giving it all we have got to try to stay in this league.
"It is going to be hard, no matter what team they put out. They have not lost at home all season. If it is the second team or the third team, they are all internationals."
Yet even if Blackpool cannot haul themselves out of the relegation zone on the final day, Campbell feels Ian Holloway's men have much to be proud of during their maiden Premier League campaign.
"It is almost the same team that was playing last season and they were favourites to get relegated (from the Championship)," added Blackpool's top scorer.
"When you put it into that perspective what we have done, at this level, against world-class players, we have over-achieved massively.
"I say to the boys all the time, there is nothing to be ashamed of.
"We have done our best. Hopefully we have proved a lot of people wrong and that we can do perform at this level."