Fraizer Campbell

Fraizer eyeing top-flight return

by Stuart Vose

Departed striker hoping to taste promotion glory in South Wales.

Fraizer Campbell is looking to secure a quick-fire return to the Barclays Premier League as a Cardiff City player.


The striker joined the Bluebirds on a permanent basis earlier this week as boss Malky Mackay moved to bolster his squad for the Npower Championship promotion run-in.

City, who have suffered play-off heartbreak the last three consecutive seasons, are handily placed at present, sitting 10 points clear at the top with 18 games to play.

And Campbell believes the South Wales outfit can get over the line this time and join rivals Swansea City in gaining promotion to the top flight.


“Last time I was in the Championship we got promoted with Hull, which was brilliant and it’s something I now want to do with Cardiff,” he told City’s official website.


“The lads here have done fantastically well already this season and I’m coming in now to hopefully add to what they’ve achieved so far.”

Campbell has linked up with the City squad, who have been at a warm-weather training camp in Dubai with no game scheduled this weekend.

And the City dressing room will be familiar to the striker, who says he shouldn’t have too much trouble settling in.

“I know a few of the Cardiff boys already from time spent with them in various England squads,” he said.

“Joe Lewis and Andrew Taylor are a couple for example, but there’s a good number of other lads who I know in passing.


“That’s obviously a good thing and hopefully it means it won’t be like the first day in school again when I meet the squad for the first time!”

The frontman was capped once by England at senior level during his time at the Stadium of Light and says the desire still burns to add to his tally of international appearances.


But such ambitions are very much at the back of Campbell’s mind as he is solely focused on ensuring City take their seat at football’s top table next season.


“The aim for us all is to get to the Premier League; when you get there, everyone is watching. I’d love to represent my country further and by performing week in week out in that division is how you do that.


“It’s not on my agenda right now in all honesty though as we’ve got a lot of work left to do this season if we are to achieve our ambition of promotion in May.”