DJ working on sharpness
DJ Campbell has made a welcome return to action for Queens Park Rangers, but the striker admits a spell on the sidelines has left him a little rusty.
Last Updated: 12/12/11 12:40pm
DJ Campbell has made a welcome return to action for Queens Park Rangers, but he admits a spell on the sidelines has left him a little rusty.
The striker returned to Neil Warnock's plans at Anfield on Saturday and stepped off the bench in a 1-0 defeat by Liverpool.
He is easing his way back to full fitness after suffering a fractured metatarsal in training.
That injury kept Campbell out of six fixtures, with his last outing coming against Fulham on 2nd October.
He acknowledges that he is still short on match sharpness, but is delighted to be back in the Premier League picture.
"I only got back to full training four days before the game so it was great to be involved," Campbell told QPR's official website.
"Obviously I need a bit of time to get my sharpness back because that was my first game in two-and-a-half months, but I enjoyed it."
A testing run for QPR is set to see them welcome Manchester United to Loftus Road for their next top-flight fixture.
Campbell is hoping to play some part in what promises to be a special occasion, but he is refusing to speculate on whether the continued absence of Heidar Helguson will see him thrust into the starting XI.
"I don't know about the starting line-up," he said.
"I was a bit surprised to get 30 minutes at Liverpool if I'm honest.
"I'll just continue to train hard and try to get match fit. If the gaffer calls on me, then he calls on me. If he needs me, I am there for him."