Brentford and Birmingham speak on transfer deal of DJ Campbell

Last updated : 31 January 2006 By Smallsy
After the shock transfer deal of the day took Bees striker Dudley Campbell to Birmingham City both parties had time to comment on the deal which could be potentially worth £1 Million pounds.

The boss addressed the official website commenting,

"It's been a busy, difficult day and I must admit I have mixed emotions"

Speaking on the transfer the boss said,

"Dudley has done teriffically well recently and this is an oppertunity I felt that I could not deny him. I promised every player that if a good offer came in I would consider it and if it enabled them to move higher and increase the potential, who would I be to deny any one that"

"Of course I wanted him to stay but once the player was aware there was no doubt that this was an oppertunity too good to turn down"

Birmingham manager Steve Bruce said on his new signing,

"He is someone who is quick, direct and young. He's a bit raw but he has a good eye for goal and is an exciting player."

"He is quite refresing and from his interviews you can see that he is someone who enjoys his football."

"You do you're homework in these deals and he is a decent lad who will relish the challenge"

The Brentford boss said,

"Financially it is a good move for the club in the current circumstances, it now allows us to get close to clinching the football federation grant to redevelop the ground, to ensure the longer term future of the club"

He sent out a call to members of his squad saying,

"We must not allow this transfer to affect us negatively. Now is the time for other players to stand up and show what they can do."

It is unconfirmed yet but a buy back clause in Campbell's contract will allow him to rejoin the Bees if everything doesnt work out for him.