Campbell | ‘It’s up to me to repay Wolves’ trust’

Having secured his long-term future at Molineux until the summer of 2026, Chem Campbell is adamant that his new contract will not change his mentality or his ambition to kick on with Wolves in the Premier League.

The academy graduate became a permanent member of the senior squad last month and following appearances off the bench in the last three outings in the top-flight, Campbell – who admits he has matured in recent years – is determined to continue developing into the top talent he believes he can be.

On putting pen to paper on a new contract

“I’m very happy. I’ve been here for about five or six years now and I know the set-up here, I know everyone really well and I’m loving it.

“Wolves is my home. I know everything about the place and I’m enjoying being here. Everyone here is great, I’m happy here, my family are happy, and I just want to kick on now.

“This new contract isn’t going to change me. I’m going to keep my good mentality and keep working hard and see what I can bring to the team.”

On Wolves putting faith in young players

“There’s a lot of faith coming from the club in me to give me this deal and it shows the club has trust in me.

“But now it’s up to me to repay that trust and give everything I can to the team, like I have been, to make sure I can help the team even more than I have been and really make an impact on the squad.”

On developing at Wolves

“I would say I’ve still got the same talent as when I first came into the academy, but, definitely, my mind set is different and has changed.

“I’m more mature than I used to be, I’m more in control now and that’s what you need to make that move to the next step. But now it’s up to me to just keep carrying on.”

On being a permanent member of the senior squad

“When you’re an under-21s player who is involved in the fringes of the first-team, you are a bit up and down between the groups. One day you’re training with the 21s and the next you could be with the first-team.

“And when you’re first in the squad, you’re just happy to be there and be involved in the team, but now, I’m trying to make an impact in every training session and every time I get the chance, I have to show what I can do to play.

“I’m trying to score, create chances and that’s the biggest difference now, so I’m happy that I’m with the boys permanently, but I still need to crack on and keep showing what I can do.”

On his future in gold and black

“My aims are to keep improving and make a big impact. I want to help the club to stay in the Premier League this season and then continue to play, score goals, create chances and assists to help the team as much as possible. 

“Of course, it’s tougher playing in the Premier League, but I have trust in my ability and I just need to keep working hard.

“I know my role and that all helps, so I must stay focused so I can try and do everything I can to help the team as much as possible.”