QPR's DJ Campbell 'final piece of Hull City jigsaw' says ex-Tiger Ben Burgess
FORMER Hull City striker Ben Burgess believes DJ Campbell can score the goals to secure the Tigers a second promotion to the Premier League.
Burgess played with Campbell at Blackpool when they were promoted to the Premier League and knows the current Ipswich striker has the game to help City achieve promotion.
Believing Campbell can be the final piece of the jigsaw for Steve Bruce, Burgess told the Mail: "DJ scores goals. It's as simple as that. He is good enough to score 20 goals a season.
"He has already scored 10 for Ipswich this season and averages a goal every other game. He would be perfect for Hull City.
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"I watched their game against Blackpool and thought they needed a striker like DJ.
"If City were to sign DJ it would be fantastic because he can win games in an instant.
"If he was to ask my opinion, I'd tell him to sign for Hull City in a heartbeat.
"I loved my time there and realised just how big a club it really is with fantastic support."
Not only does Burgess believe Campbell can score the goals to get them into the Premier League for a second time, he also thinks he will score the goals to keep them there too.
He boasts 43 Premier League games for Blackpool and QPR, where he hasn't featured as much as he would have liked, but Burgess feels Campbell can play in any role, with someone alongside him or on his own up front.
"DJ is not just a goalscorer, he has a good all-round game," he added.
"He can hold the ball up very well and bring other players into the game.
"He can easily play with a big target man up with him or he can play as a lone striker.
"He has the added experience of winning promotion from the Championship too and has proved he can score goals in the top flight.
"Besides his qualities as a player, he is the sort of person you want in the changing rooms because everyone likes him."