Fraizer eyes United chance
Fraizer Campbell is determined to play his way into Sir Alex Ferguson's first team thoughts.
Last Updated: 04/08/08 8:44am
Fraizer Campbell is determined to play his way into Sir Alex Ferguson's thoughts having been given a nod of approval from the Manchester United chief.
The 20-year-old striker has been a summer-long target of Premier League new boys Hull, where he starred last season on loan in helping them to the top flight with 15 goals in 32 starts.
At one stage in the close-season it had looked as though Campbell would complete a permanent switch to the KC Stadium, but the player has impressed Ferguson with some sharp friendly displays, including the winner in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's testimonial against Espanyol at the weekend.
For all their riches, United have only Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez and Louis Saha as recognised strikers in their ranks and Ferguson last week stated his intent to give Campbell opportunity to impress.
Buoyed by his manager's words, Campbell has vowed to do all he can to break into the Scot's first XI.
"Now I'm back at United the plan is to try to force my way into the first-team plans. I've had a good chance to do that on the trip to South Africa," said Campbell.
"We've got some more friendlies now so hopefully I can keep going like this.
"It was great going away with the first- team squad. I've had some good games and really enjoyed myself but now it would be good to get pre-season out of the way and start scoring goals.
"It feels good to be back at United and it's nice to see some old faces again, so I'm going to continue to work hard and try to do enough to stay here and go on from there.
"It's great for me to work alongside the great players we have here like Wayne, Carlos, Giggsy and Scholesy. That can only make me a better player."