Darlington midfielder Paul Campbell has admitted his frustration at the lack of first-team opportunities this season - but insists he is happy to fight for his place.

The 23-year-old has failed to hold down a regular place for Quakers in a disappointing campaign which has restricted the Middlesbrough-born schemer to just four starts.

However, Campbell remains hopeful of more chances to impress and sees the club's current situation as an ideal opportunity to force his way into Mick Tait's plans.

Campbell impressed for the reserves in the midweek win over Boston and is at least certain of place on the bench for tomorrow's visit of Shrewsbury, with Richard Hodgson (ankle) and Clark Keltie (suspended) unavailable.

"There are places up for grabs at the minute with injuries and suspensions so it would be nice to get a chance," said Campbell.

"It would be great to get a decent run between now and the end of the season but we'll just have to wait and see.

"It's been frustrating but that's the way things go sometimes.

"Hopefully if I get my chance I can take it and stay in the team."

Campbell is confident of piling the misery on struggling Shrewsbury tomorrow, whose survival hopes took another dent when they were beaten at Wrexham on Wednesday night.

A win for Quakers will almost certainly guarantee League safety while Kevin Ratcliffe's Town are hovering just one place above the relegation zone, level on points with second bottom side Carlisle.

"They had a bad result during the week and I'm sure their confidence will have taken a knock," said Campbell.

"We're playing on our own turf and we'll be expected to take three points from them. The lads are all confident and we're looking forward to the game."

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