DJ CAMPBELL hopes it's third time lucky in his battle to beat the Premier League drop.
The QPR striker has been relegated twice from the top-flight, with Birmingham City in 2006 and again with Blackpool last season.
Campbell is stuck in another survival scrap with Rangers, who are a point adrift of safety ahead of Saturday's clash with Arsenal.
The lifelong QPR fan is likely to be included on the bench against the Gunners after recovering from a hamstring injury.
And Campbell, who was also at Leicester when they got relegated to League One in 2008, is determined the Rs won't suffer the same fate as his former clubs.
He told the Chronicle : “I've had a few relegations in my time and it's not nice.
“It affects people right through the club, not just the playing side. It was a horrible situation to be in.
“At Birmingham we went down and straight back up the following year, so it was a rollercoaster of emotions.
“I've been promoted with Blackpool as well but the Championship is a tough league to get out of.
“We're not thinking about that and are desperate to avoid the drop.”
Campbell was a teenager when Rangers were last relegated from the Premier League in 1996.
And he admitted the heartbreak of seeing his local side go down was tough to take.
“QPR have always been a Premier League club in my eyes,” he added. “I can still remember when we beat Manchester United 4-1 at Old Trafford.
“Going down was very hard to take. A few years before that we were the top London club, so to get relegated was heartbreaking.”
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