MONEY will talk loud enough to save QPR from Premiership relegation, reckons DJ Campbell .
And the Hammersmith-born striker should know. He was part of a Blackpool team that suffered the drop last season, but insists double heartbreak for him or anyone else in hoops is highly unlikely despite his own personal 2011 hell.
As well as the plunge with the Seasiders, Campbell suffered a mysterious virus following a £2million transfer in the summer. And once over that, fractured a metatarsal in his left foot that kept him out of the team for another two months.
The 30-year-old has made only seven appearances for the team just around the corner from where he grew up, scoring just the once in a 3-0 win over Wolves back in September.
But Campbell is looking forward to a new lease of life now the flimsy luminous boots that caused the fracture are in the bin.
Boss Neil Warnock called them ‘carpet slippers’ – but the striker can see Rs in the comfort zone long before the end of the season.
He said: “It’s a completely different team to Blackpool.
“There is more money here with the chairman backing the manager. That could make the difference. At Blackpool, the chairman there didn’t want to spend any money, and the gaffer there had a bit of a tough time bringing in players, and had to go with the ones he knew.
“But this one has the backing he needs and I’m sure he can bring in the players needed in January.”