Ewood Park

Next Game

Blackburn v Millwall

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Cardiff City Stadium

Last Game

Cardiff 0 - 0 Millwall

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Campbell left out by Blackburn

Blackburn striker DJ Campbell will not be involved in Saturday's Championship clash with Millwall after he was arrested following spot-fixing allegations.

Last Updated: 14/12/13 at 14:34 Post Comment

DJ Campbell: Blackburn striker will not be involved against Millwall

DJ Campbell: Blackburn striker will not be involved against Millwall

Campbell has been allowed to spend time with his family and is unavailable for this weekend's match against Millwall at Ewood Park.

The 32-year-old was among six people who were arrested by the National Crime Agency after an investigation by the Sun on Sunday.

Former Portsmouth defender Sam Sodje was filmed by the newspaper claiming he received £70,000 for getting himself sent off in a League One fixture last season.

Campbell incurred a yellow card in the Championship clash against Ipswich last week, an incident which is believed to be at the centre of police enquiries.

A Blackburn statement read: "In light of this week's events, Rovers can confirm that DJ Campbell has been given time 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."

Manager Gary Bowyer admits he was surprised by the recent allegations about spot-fixing, but insists the media reports have not unsettled his players.

"We've focused on what we can control and that's the training," he said.

"Obviously it's been in the press, but like the statement says, we can't talk about it at the moment.

"We've just controlled the training and the focus has been on that and Millwall. Training has been of a high standard and the lads were very good this morning."

When asked about increased media attention, he said: "It wouldn't be the first time that's happened at this football club, would it?

"We're quite used to it and we know how to conduct ourselves. Like you say, we're just concentrating on the football.

"It shocked everyone. You had everyone in the game talking about it. It's something that shouldn't be in the game, but the proper people are going to deal with it.

"The PFA work tirelessly at it and they were in at the start of the season with our lot. I know they work very hard on all matters, not just that, they do a great job for it."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

o be fair, one of the reasons its so difficult for certain clubs to get close to Real Madrid or Barcelona is once they have a player who is good enough to compete against the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona, they f*ck off, usually to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

hump3.
Simeone baffled by PL failure

A

nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

ganachus
F365's Top Ten Unheralded Players Of The Season

I

like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

sensiblepoolfan
F365's Top Ten Unheralded Players Of The Season

Footer 365

Harry Redknapp criticises Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham

Harry Redknapp says Mauricio Pochettino "has been rescued" by the performances of Spurs' young players this season, and has criticised the club's transfer policy.

Arsenal's bid for Paulo Dybala confirmed by Palermo

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini claims that Arsenal have made a bid for 'new Messi' Paulo Dybala.

Diego Simeone baffled by Premier League failure

Diego Simeone is baffled at the lack of cash-rich Premier League clubs in the later stages of the Champions League.

Mail Box

Brendan Rodgers Deserves Another Season...

"I am not bashing Chelsea, however..." The Mailbox takes aim at Jose Mourinho once again and under-fire Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers "deserves another season".

Klopp Over Rodgers? Not On Your Nelly

Liverpool fans have short memories and should give Rodgers more time, while Jose's tactics and claims are getting many more in a stew. It's the afternoon Mailbox...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company