QPR forward: ‘I’ve been left in the dark’

Campbell has no idea what the future holds after pre-season tour exclusion

DJ Campbell admits he is ‘in limbo’ after being omitted from QPR’s pre-season tour of Asia.

Campbell was left out of Mark Hughes’s 26-man squad for the prestigious visit to the Far East, instead turning out for a QPR XI at the weekend, where he scored twice against Woking.

The Rangers forward, who moved to Loftus Road from Blackpool last summer, was restricted to a handful of appearances last season after suffering a virus and two hamstring injuries.

The 30-year-old is likely to find himself on the sidelines again for the 2012-13 season, but revealed that he is yet to talk to discuss his future with Hughes.


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“I haven’t had a proper talk with the manager about my future so at the moment I’m just getting on with my training. I am a bit in limbo,” Campbell told London24.com

“It has been a bit hard to take because, as everyone knows, I’m a QPR fan. But I’m not taking it to heart, these things happen in football.

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“If I have to leave, I’ll move on and start again somewhere else.

Campbell has been linked with a return to Blackpool, and also a move to Leeds United to play under Neil Warnock, who signed the forward for QPR.

Wherever he ends up, Campbell is desperate put the last disappointing campaign behind him.

“I do feel like I’ve never had a chance to prove myself here. I spent most of last season injured and never had a good run in the side.

“But I’m 30 years old now and I want to be playing, I can’t just sit around.

“I don’t want a repeat of last season. Pre-season has gone well, I’m fit and raring to go. If I start the season with QPR then great, but if not I won’t be too upset.”

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