Belfast Telegraph

Campbell back in QPR frame

QPR striker DJ Campbell is ready to throw himself back into action against Manchester United next weekend after making a long-awaited return from injury at Liverpool.

Campbell, 30, had been sidelined since the start of October with a fractured metatarsal suffered in training. After making a cameo appearance off the bench for the last half-hour of Saturday's 1-0 defeat, Campbell hopes to be in contention for the visit of the Barclays Premier League champions.

He told the club's official website: "I don't know about the starting line-up, because I was a bit surprised to get 30 minutes at Liverpool if I am honest. I will just continue to train hard and try to get match fit. If the gaffer calls on me, then he calls on me. If he needs me, I am there for him."

Campbell, a £1million summer signing from Blackpool, added: "I only got back to full training four days before the game so it was great to be involved.

"Obviously I need a bit of time to get my sharpness back because that was my first game in two and a half months, but I enjoyed it."

Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny will have further tests on his hip injury ahead of the United game, with understudy Radek Cerny producing some fine saves at Anfield.

Manager Neil Warnock said: "You won't get a better pro than Radek.

"Every day he puts the work in to help the other keepers and isn't doing it for financial reasons. Let him have his moment - he deserves it."


From Belfast Telegraph