BLACKPOOL READY FOR NEW FACES
It’s that time of the year when the transfer window opens up (to the excitement of football fans everywhere). This time the Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and the club’s manager Ian Holloway seem to have decided that they need to be active in the transfer markets, with both recognizing the importance of getting some fresh faces through the door.
Last year their January was dominated by the rumours of Charlie Adams being moved on, and whilst they had success in making Adam stay for an extra few months, the time spent on fending off the media and Liverpool meant that they struggled to get any other player in.
This year it will be different, though manager Holloway has stressed it is about bringing in quality players rather than selling them.
Speaking to the local newspapers, Holloway was quoted as saying that he feels that the January transfer window does nothing to help talented players, and seems to be used in the main by clubs who are getting increasingly desperate.
It might well be that Blackpool bring in people on loan rather than on a permanent basis, like with their deal to bring in Liverpool's Danny Wilson. Chairman Karl Oyston believes it might be more beneficial to the club if he manages to loan quality players from the Premier League rather than signing off players from the lower league - the loan market had proven fruitful for Blackpool over the last few years, with Hameur Bouazza amongst others performing well whilst at the club on a temporary basis.
Oyston will talk with Holloway and decide what the club needs. Its an exciting time for Blackpool fans, as the club try to make the final push to ensure their promotion to the Premier League- according to the latest Championship betting oddes, Blackpool are heding along the right tracks.