Hull City

Campbell Relishing Competition For Places Up Front

12 September 2018
Fraizer Campbell says he is relishing the increased competition for a starting role in Hull City’s forward line.

The 30-year-old striker has started all six of the Tigers’ Sky Bet Championship fixtures this season, scoring twice in the games away at Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United, but now faces fresh competition for his place in Nigel Adkins’ side with loan signing Chris Martin adding to the options already provided by Nouha Dicko and Will Keane.

Campbell believes the extra competition for places can only benefit the Club and he intends to use the need to battle harder than ever for his place as a spur for more goals.

“Chris is a fantastic player and a proven goalscorer at this level,” he said.

“He’s done brilliantly in terms of scoring goals in the Championship for a lot of years at a number of different clubs, so hopefully he can maintain those standards in black and amber.

“He’s a great addition to our ranks and only makes us stronger as a team and up front with us also having Nouha (Dicko) and Will (Keane) as options for the gaffer. It’s always good to have strength in depth, so I’m not going to complain about that.

“Yes, there is now more competition for places up front as a result but hopefully I can use that to spur me on and improve my levels in order to retain my place in the side.”

Reflecting more on his own start to the season, Campbell added: “Personally, I think I’ve made a decent start. It’s two goals in six games, although maybe I should have had a couple more, but to get off the mark early doors was great for my confidence.

“I’m always confident that I’ll get chances and it’s down to me to make sure I put them away when they do come my way.

“As I say it’s nice to get off the mark early doors and the aim is to continue to be amongst the goals going forward.

“More importantly for me though, I feel fit. I feel fresh and I’m raring to go again after the International break.

“I feel much much fitter than I did this time last year and hopefully I can continue with my form, score a few more goals and, more importantly, contribute to the team getting positive results.”