DJ beats path to beloved QPR

The 29-year-old – the joint-sixth top scorer in the Premier League

last season with 13 goals – was sold after Rangers triggered a

release clause in his Seasiders contract. Campbell, who spent his

early playing days in west London, becomes manager Neil Warnock’s

fourth summer signing. The striker told his new club’s official

website: “It’s a club that I supported as a kid. “I grew up around

here and QPR have played a massive part in my life. “This was my

first club, from six to 16, so to finally be back here at the age

of 29 is really special.” He added: “It’s a massive club and it

means a lot to me to be back here where it all began. “There were

other clubs in the Premier League that showed an interest but when

I heard QPR were in for me it was an offer I couldn’t refuse – this

is my club.” R’s boss Neil Warnock added of his new number nine:

“He is someone I have admired for a while now and he had a fabulous

season in the Premier League with Blackpool last year. “He is a QPR

fan and you can tell he has a great desire to do well for the club

he supports. “That shone through when I met up with him – he can’t

wait to play for us. “He also gives us that extra element of pace

which we need and I am sure he will prove to be a big hit with the

fans at Loftus Road this season.”