Campbell vows to stay positive

BY foxsports • April 14, 2011

After Ian Holloway expressed concern about his players' body language in the 3-0 defeat at Fulham, Blackpool looked more positive at the weekend as they entertained Arsenal at Bloomfield Road. It was not enough to stop the Gunners, though, who triumphed 3-1, with Holloway left fuming at certain decisions made by referee Lee Mason. Campbell himself was involved in a moment of controversy when he collided in the box with Jens Lehmann. The ball broke to Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who scored to make it 2-1, but Lehmann escaped punishment when he might have been sent off. Campbell believes the German goalkeeper "maybe should have walked", but does not want to dwell on the Arsenal match, conscious that Blackpool - now with only one win in their last 12 games and just a point above the Premier League relegation zone - need to keep spirits high going into consecutive home fixtures against Wigan, Newcastle and Stoke. Asked if he felt the Tangerines had been hard done by on Sunday, Campbell said: "Yes, definitely - if you had seen the game, then you would have seen the decisions the gaffer was upset about. "That's football, but I don't really want to talk about that because it's in the past and we have got to move on to the Wigan game now." He continued: "We were not really expecting to get anything from that game (against Arsenal) if we are being honest. "We believed that we could beat them, but it is more about Wigan, Newcastle, Stoke - these are the games where it really matters. "If we had got something out of the Arsenal game, that would have been great, but we didn't and that is in the past now. "We've got to move on to the next three home games and I believe that is where we are going to stay up. "The mood is fine - we weren't really putting ourselves under too much pressure in the Arsenal game." Campbell, who has nine goals for Blackpool this term, missed the three matches prior to the Arsenal contest through suspension. The Seasiders have six fixtures remaining as they bid to beat the drop and the 29-year-old knows his return could prove vital. "I've always felt ready to deliver from the start of the season, so it's no different now," Campbell said. "We are all going to need to chip in and dig in, and obviously with me being a striker, I need to score the goals to keep us in this league, along with the other lads. "The belief has always been there and I'm sure it always will be. "We have got six cup finals and four of those are massive games at home, so hopefully with the fans on our side, we can get the two or three wins we need, or maybe even better than that."


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