Campbell makes Blackburn Rovers return

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DJ CAMPBELL made his first appearance for Blackburn Rovers since his arrest and subsequent bail by police probing spot-fixing allegations in football matches.

The striker, who has not been charged, had a first-half effort cleared off the line and saw a strong appeal for a penalty turned down after the break in yesterday’s 2-1 win at Leeds United.

Campbell, whose previous appearance for Rovers was the 0-0 draw at QPR on December 7, played for 65 minutes before being replaced by Josh King.

Rovers boss Bowyer was pleased by the effort Campbell and his strike partners – and goalscorers – Rudy Gestede and Jordan Rhodes put in.

Bowyer said: “Their work rate was unbelievable. They all worked tirelessly.”

Bowyer would not be drawn on the Campbell situation directly.

The former Queens Park Rangers and Blackpool striker was one four players on the books of football clubs arrested and bailed by National Crime Agency officers – the others being Oldham Athletic’s Cristian Montano and Tranmere Rovers duo Ian Goodison and Akpo Sodje.

Jamaican international Goodison, who is currently out injured, and Sodje have not played since – although Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore has confirmed they will be considered for selection – while Montano has been sacked by Oldham.

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12:57pm Thu 2 Jan 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Still confused why Cambell is considered for selection whilst Best is not.
Still confused why Cambell is considered for selection whilst Best is not. A Rover 45 years and over

1:18pm Thu 2 Jan 14

RoverTheHill says...

Perhaps because Best still thinks he is God's gift to Rovers and throws his rattle out every time he isn't played an when he does get played he waddles around the pitch rarely exceed 5mph?

Not saying DJ is much better but out of the two, even with this match-fixing shadow hanging over him, he's still the better personality!
Perhaps because Best still thinks he is God's gift to Rovers and throws his rattle out every time he isn't played an when he does get played he waddles around the pitch rarely exceed 5mph? Not saying DJ is much better but out of the two, even with this match-fixing shadow hanging over him, he's still the better personality! RoverTheHill

1:44pm Thu 2 Jan 14

cboyer says...

RoverTheHill wrote:
Perhaps because Best still thinks he is God's gift to Rovers and throws his rattle out every time he isn't played an when he does get played he waddles around the pitch rarely exceed 5mph?

Not saying DJ is much better but out of the two, even with this match-fixing shadow hanging over him, he's still the better personality!
could do with getting rid of the 2 of them and signing gestede
[quote][p][bold]RoverTheHill[/bold] wrote: Perhaps because Best still thinks he is God's gift to Rovers and throws his rattle out every time he isn't played an when he does get played he waddles around the pitch rarely exceed 5mph? Not saying DJ is much better but out of the two, even with this match-fixing shadow hanging over him, he's still the better personality![/p][/quote]could do with getting rid of the 2 of them and signing gestede cboyer

3:18pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Dave.RTID says...

Good performance from Campbell. A few misplaced passes but held the ball up well.
Good performance from Campbell. A few misplaced passes but held the ball up well. Dave.RTID

6:12pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

I suspect that we will struggle to offload Campbell until after his court case so GB is trying to get some value from him. Hopefully Best' s agent is working to engineer a move but we will probably have to subsidize his salary. I don't see Campbell featuring in too many starting line-up once the first choice midfield is fit.
I suspect that we will struggle to offload Campbell until after his court case so GB is trying to get some value from him. Hopefully Best' s agent is working to engineer a move but we will probably have to subsidize his salary. I don't see Campbell featuring in too many starting line-up once the first choice midfield is fit. Angry From Accrington

7:17pm Thu 2 Jan 14

warbleton says...

Could we please have some kind of explanation why Leon Best is not available for selection? Is he injured?
Have the management decided that a very expensive acquisition is not up to the standard of the other players? Or is there another explanation?
I feel that as a lifelong supporter of 60 years standing I and the other supporters deserve an explanation for his absence.
Exiled Roverite from Brighton
Could we please have some kind of explanation why Leon Best is not available for selection? Is he injured? Have the management decided that a very expensive acquisition is not up to the standard of the other players? Or is there another explanation? I feel that as a lifelong supporter of 60 years standing I and the other supporters deserve an explanation for his absence. Exiled Roverite from Brighton warbleton

10:41pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

A friend of a friend of a steward told me that Best is on an internal disciplinary charge and has been forced to apologise personally to fans that he abused on Twitter. He visited eight but number nine was a chap called Dangerous David and Best refused to meet him, choosing instead to clean the Brockhall toilets for six weeks with a toothbrush.
A friend of a friend of a steward told me that Best is on an internal disciplinary charge and has been forced to apologise personally to fans that he abused on Twitter. He visited eight but number nine was a chap called Dangerous David and Best refused to meet him, choosing instead to clean the Brockhall toilets for six weeks with a toothbrush. Angry From Accrington

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