Six weeks 'in Hell' for Campbell
Blackpool striker DJ Campbell has vowed to make amends after a frustrating six weeks on the sidelines through suspension.
The 29-year-old was handed a three-match ban for angrily pushing Wolves defender Richard Stearman in the Seasiders' dismal 4-0 Barclays Premier League defeat against Wolves on February 26. With the period since including two blank weekends due to Blackpool's early exit from the FA Cup and international fixtures, Campbell has had a long time to reflect on his misdemeanour.
Campbell, who has scored nine goals this term, is now anxious to put it right as the relegation-threatened Tangerines host Arsenal on Sunday, telling the club's website: "The last six weeks have been hell for me, if I'm honest."
He added: "When I'm not playing football, it's not a good thing. I need to be playing.
"Obviously I regret it. I get kicked all the time but I don't know why I reacted in that way.
"I play with a lot of passion and want to win and sometimes you let things get the better of you.
"I don't think I slept properly for two or three days after I was sent off.
"We have got seven games left and hopefully I can score the goals to put it right.
"I let the boys, the club and myself down and I've been thinking when I get back I've got to do as much as I can."
Blackpool are just a point above the bottom three after winning only one of their last 11 games.