Campbell sets sights on England
DJ Campbell is targeting a call-up to Fabio Capello's England squad after making a solid start to life at QPR.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 10/10/11 10:58am
QPR striker DJ Campbell is targeting a call-up to Fabio Capello's England squad after making a solid start to life at Loftus Road.
The 29-year-old, a summer arrival at Rangers from Blackpool, was linked with international honours last season after netting 13 times for the Tangerines.
Campbell is now a regular Premier League performer with QPR, the club he supported in his youth, and the frontman is eager to make the step up to international level.
"I felt that I was really close to earning a call-up for the international side last year at Blackpool and if I can emulate and even better that this time round then hopefully it will be my time," he told skysports.com.
"It would be great for me as a person because every player wants to play for their country, so I'd be over the moon if that was to happen.
"I will always keep striving to become an international player, so hopefully my performances on the pitch can do that."
The Hoops suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat at Fulham last time out in the Premier League, marking their third loss of the season.
But Campbell is determined they can bounce back by making the most of their home advantage when they host struggling Blackburn next weekend.
"We've got to make Loftus Road a fortress this year because not many people like going there with the fans close to the pitch," he said.
"Hopefully, that will be a benefit for us this year because no matter what team you are you always want to win your home games.
"We are no different and I feel that we will be a decent away side due to the quality of players we have here, with great pace on the counter-attack, so we just need to make it count at home."