Campbell finally back at Blackpool

Campbell had a successful loan spell at Blackpool last season and

hit a hat-trick in the play-off semi-final victory over Nottingham

Forest. He returned to Leicester and looked set to remain with the

Foxes, despite Blackpool manager Ian Holloway confirming he was

keen to recruit the former Birmingham frontman. Holloway secured

the deal he had been chasing just before the transfer window

closed, to Campbell’s delight. The 28-year-old said: “I’m over the

moon, I’m delighted. It feels like I’ve got unfinished business,

everyone knows how much I love Blackpool. “I wanted to come back

and I’m just delighted that it’s been made possible.” He added: “It

was hard for me knowing I wanted to come back but I’m a

professional footballer and I kept it professional. “I am delighted

it has been done and I’m happy to work with Ollie again. “I just

want to be a part of it and hopefully score some goals. “The time I

had here at Blackpool, fighting relegation, it feels like I have

unfinished business. “It is a bonus to play in the Premier League.

It makes me feel hungry and I want to succeed and stay up.”

Blackpool earlier signed 19-year-old winger Matt Phillips from

Wycombe for an initial fee of £325,000, which could rise to

about £700,000 with the Seasiders paying a further six-figure

sum should they remain in the Premier League this season.