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Birmingham City have signed Brentford striker DJ Campbell for £500,000.

Campbell, 24 has played just 28 professional games and only a year ago was playing for non-league Yeading.

Birmingham manager Steve Bruce said: “He is someone who is quick, direct and young.

“He is a bit raw but he has a good eye for goal and is an exciting player.

“He is quite refreshing and from his interviews you can see that he is someone who enjoys playing football.

“You do your homework and he is a decent lad who will relish the challenge.”

Before joining Brentford in the summer Campbell had been training just twice a week with Yeading.

The striker’s transfer comes just three days after his two goals helped Brentford beat Sunderland 2-1 to reach the FA Cup fifth round.

“He has burst on to the scene,” added Bruce. “We have been monitoring him. We didn’t want him to do what he did against Sunderland, that’s for sure. It reminded everyone that he is a good player.

Campbell, who cost just £5000 when he signed from Yeading, has scored 12 times for Brentford this season.

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