Campbell wants united GB

22 March 2012 / 14:34

Sunderland striker and Team GB hopeful Fraizer Campbell hopes footballers from outside England take part in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh football associations have discouraged their players from participating, fearful of losing their independent status within FIFA.

Campbell told Sky Sports News: "It would mean everything (to me), there has not been a GB team for a long, long time and so I'd be delighted to be part of a team that competes in our home country, delighted to be a part of something as big as this. That's why it's Team GB, it's everyone in Britain coming together and performing as best we can to win things as a nation."

Campbell is confident Wales' Tottenham winger Gareth Bale will make himself available.

He added: "I have played with Gaz before and he loves football so I can't see him not wanting to come and represent Great Britain."

Campbell has also given his backing to the Olympics kits, which were unveiled on Thursday.

The 24-year-old was one of more than 30 athletes to attend the launch of the kit created by fashion designer Stella McCartney at the Tower of London.

Blue is the predominant colour but Campbell is confident the strips will be a hit across Britain.

The former Manchester United man said: "It has to represent all the countries so I think Adidas and Stella have done a great job to get everyone combined and bring it out in the kits.

"Every kit is similar so whatever event you are watching you will be able to tell which are the British athletes."