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Rochdale: Headlights on, head in the game - Callum Camps

20 April 2016

Imagine going about your business on the football pitch, then hearing your car registration read out over the stadium tannoy system.

That was the situation Rochdale's Callum Camps faced in Tuesday night's Sky Bet League 1 match against Gillingham at Spotland.

Dale's stadium announcer probably thought he was doing a supporter a favour by reading out the number plate of the car, which had its headlights left on.

Little did he know, the vehicle with its battery being drained belonged to Dale's Camps.

"I was listening because the ball was out of play, and as soon as I heard the reg I was thinking that's my number plate," he told Dale Player HD.

"I thought I'd blocked someone in, so I said to [team-mate] Jamie Allen: 'That's my car that', and he said: 'What?', I said again: 'That's my car they've just called out'.

"I looked over to [head of sports science] Kevin Gibbins and said: 'My car's just been read out, can you sort it out?'"

The 20-year-old was clearly unaffected by the fiasco as he went on to find the net, but it wasn't enough for a victory as the Gills scored a late equaliser to earn a point.

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