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Holloway To Play Waiting Game

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has spoken of his transfer market plans, stating that he plans to play a waiting game and wait for the right players to become available at the right price.

This comes despite fans pressure on Ollie to make his first signing for the club.

Holloway said: 'I want to assess every player and what they can bring to the squad. I know that we need to bring in players to add to the squad, but if anyone thinks I am going to bringing loads of players in the next week or two they need to hang on a minute.

'I am not going to be rushed. I have to know that whoever we bring in is the right sort of player for the club.

'We need a certain character of player who can fit into what is already a good dressing room, with good honest characters. That is what I want.'

Holloway's comments should go down well with Pool fans and players alike who are all too aware of the great impact the side's team spirit has had on their performances and results in recent times.

Holloway further emphasised his point by claiming that he has been beating off agents who have been offering him players that he didn't deem to fit the bill. Indeed, Holloway likened the amount of phone calls he has received from agents to a Tommy Cooper sketch!

It is not clear just how much money Holloway has to play with, but he made it clear that every signing must provide value for money:

I can't believe how expensive these players have become and I have said no to one or two because I genuinely don't believe they are good value for money,' he said.

'It has been so easy in the past for clubs to go and waste a lot of money on players who don't contribute to the season, and it has been so easy for clubs to get the money through banks and by getting into debt.

'But with the credit crunch, the banks aren't giving the clubs the support they once did.

'It would be so easy to make a mistake on a signing and overpay someone, and I am not going to do that. I am glad to be at a club that is not willing to do that.

'My last job was at a club that would do that and ultimately that cost them their place in the Championship.

'What we have to do is make sure we get value for money from the players we do sign.'




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Writer: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 19 2009

Time: 10:42AM

 

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