Blackburn Rovers confirm DJ Campbell will miss Millwall match

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BLACKBURN Rovers striker DJ Campbell will not be involved in this weekend's match with Millwall, the club has confirmed.

The Rovers striker was one of six men arrested over the weekend as part of investigations into spot fixing in football.

Campbell was arrested on Sunday morning and subsequently bailed until April.

He has not been charged by police.

It is believed the investigation centres on a tackle made by Campbell on Ipswich Town's Aaron Cresswell in Rovers' 3-1 defeat at Portman Road 10 days ago.

The club handed a statement to the Lancashire Telegraph ahead of today's press conference with Rovers boss Gary Bowyer.

The statement in full read: "Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is today unable to comment on or answer any questions relating to striker DJ Campbell for legal reasons.

"As police investigations are ongoing, you will be aware that reporting restrictions are in place.

"If members of the media persist with trying to ask questions surrounding this sensitive issue then today's press conference will have to be suspended.

"In light of this week's events, Rovers can confirm that DJ Campbell has been given time off to spend with his family and therefore will not be involved in Saturday's Championship fixture with Millwall at Ewood Park.

"The club will be making no further comment."


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