DJ CAMPBELL is set for showdown talks at QPR to find out whether he has a future with the club.
The striker suffered a series of injuries during the last campaign that relegated him to a mere two starts and nine sub appearances since joining in summer 2011.
More worryingly, the Hammersmith-born player, a Rangers fan all his life, knows he is down the pecking order behind Djibril Cissé and Bobby Zamora.
Early indications are boss Mark Hughes would like to keep Campbell as back-up, but the 30-year-old is only too aware time is running out to make a bigger impact in the top flight.
A source close to Campbell said: “In an ideal world, DJ would get a lot more chances next season with his injuries now behind him.
“But in football’s world that’s not how it works. No-one in his position wants to hang around a bench playing a bit part.”
Ironically, Campbell was the only player previous chairman Flavio Briatore was willing to buy after QPR returned to the Premier League.
Although Jay Bothroyd also joined Rs under Neil Warnock – the former Cardiff City striker was a free transfer unlike the £1.2million Briatore had to pay Blackpool for Campbell.
The source added: “If it’s not to be QPR – there are a few clubs out there who would jump at the chance of signing a striker who scored 13 Premier League goals in the previous season with Blackpool.”