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The hosts have clinched the Premier League title on the back of a

staggering record at the stadium – dropping only two points all

season. Given that Blackpool could do with a positive result in an

attempt to avoid a swift return to the second tier it is not a

fixture they would have craved. History is not on their side either

as the last time they achieved a win in that corner of Manchester

was in 1962 thanks to a single goal from the South African Peter

Hauser. However Campbell, who took his season’s goal tally to 13 in

the victory against Bolton, is up for the fight and determined to

emulate Hauser, who later became Chester’s player-manager. He said:

“I am sure a few of the lads will be nervous, they are only human.

But I have been fairly calm throughout the season, which has stood

me in good stead. “Hopefully I will be able to nick a goal or two

on Sunday and we will be able to do the business as a team. Fingers

crossed we can. “The lads will be doing their utmost to get a win.

If not, we want at least a point. We will be giving it all we have

got to try and stay in this league. “It is going to be hard, no

matter what team they put out. They have not lost at home all

season. If it is the second team or the third team, they are all

internationals.” Even though Blackpool are in the relegation zone,

Campbell says people should be proud of the football they have

played and applaud the work of manager Ian Holloway. He said: “It

is almost the same team that was playing last season and they were

favourites to get relegated (from the Championship). “When you put

it into that perspective what we have done, at this level, against

world-class players, we have over-achieved massively. “I say to the

boys all the time, there is nothing to be ashamed of. “We have done

our best. Hopefully we have proved a lot of people wrong and that

we can do perform at this level.”