DJ plans to put United in a spin

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Blackpool striker DJ Campbell has called on his teammates to produce a final push against Manchester United next weekend.

The Tangerines find themselves in the relegation zone, with only goal difference separating them from Carling Cup winners Birmingham City.

With five teams still in the mix to join already relegated West Ham United in the Championship, survival Sunday is sure to be a tense affair for all involved, although Campbell is convinced his side are equal to the challenge awaiting them at Old Trafford.

After being written off before the season began, Ian Holloway's men produced a spirited 4-3 victory over Bolton Wanderers at Bloomfield Road this weekend to keep the dream alive.

Campbell told The Sun: "We're still in with a shout. All we have to do now is go to United and get a win. We've been punching above our weight all season, so why not once more?

"It's an understatement to say it won't be easy, but if people had said before the season started that we'd reach the last game needing a win to stay up we would have snatched their hand off."


The former Leicester City striker has been a revelation in the Barclays Premier League this term, with 13 goals to his in the fight against the drop.

Alongside Charlie Adam, he's been one of Blackpool's top performers and Campbell admitted that the end could be in sight for the club's Scottish skipper amidst a host of transfer rumours.

"The last time we were in the top flight 40 years ago, it was United who sent us down in the last game of the season - we owe them one for that," said Campbell.

"It looked a bit like he was saying farewell," he continued, in reference to Saturday's match-winner Adam.

"Good luck to the lad. If it is his last home game it was a great way to sign off, with the winning goal."

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