Blackpool manager Ian Holloway hailed striker DJ Campbell "a hero" for firing the club into the Coca-Cola Championship play-off places with the only goal in their 1-0 win at Peterborough just two days after being arrested.

The 28-year-old striker was arrested on Thursday in Blackpool where he is currently on loan from Leicester. He was then handed over to detectives at the Metropolitan Police who are investigating the stabbing of a man outside the Crescent Club in West Kensington, west London, in January and later released on bail.

Campbell responded in style, and Holloway said: "DJ's strike is the goal of the season in terms of what it means. It was fantastic for the boy to respond in that way after what he had to go through this week with the police taking him off the training ground and down to London."

He added: "He was probably in the wrong place at the wrong time. That doesn't make you a criminal and it isn't going to affect us.

"It is all about character and DJ showed he has that. He is a hero for me. We are in a better position than we have been all season and we know it is now in our hands."

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