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Ince ready to dip into transfer market

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BLACKPOOL need ‘one or two’ players to lift the gloom over Bloomfield Road, according to Paul Ince.

Results haven’t gone Pool’s way in recent weeks, with the turmoil off the field finally taking it’s toll on the squad.

And new boss Ince thinks one or two new additions could spark the place into life.

“They’ve kept their spirits high, but I just think they need one or two players to come in and lift the place a bit,” he said.

“Especially up front where we probably need a target man down the middle. Someone to hold things up and bring us into games. We’ll be sitting down and looking for players who we can bring in. There’s definitely enough quality here and the spirit is here, we just need one or two fresh faces.”

Pool had Southend defender Bilel Mohsni on trial last week.

The 25-year-old had a spell on loan at Ipswich earlier on in this season and trained with Pool before being told he wouldn’t be offered a deal.

He was recalled for Southend for their 2-1 defeat to Northampton on Saturday, but only lasted 27 minutes after a high footed challenge saw him sent off. Ince added: “It’s always nice to spice things up with a couple of new faces. But that’s down to the players. We have Leicester this week, so it’s down to the players to show me they are worthy of their place. It’s down to them to show me they mean business.

“If they don’t then I’ll bring someone else in, that’s the way of the world.”

Blackpool find themselves short at the back after injuries to Bob Harris and Ian Evatt.

Former Wolves defender Lee Naylor played against Manchester City in a training ground game this week, as Ince looks for back-up.

The 32-year-old left-back played over 300 games for Wolves before enjoying some success north of the border with Celtic.

He’s been without a club since leaving Cardiff City in May.

Ince said: “When you look at the squad it’s big but I’m not sure we have the balance I’d like to have. Things like us only having one left-back and being short at centre half with Ian Evatt’s injury. Bob Harris is out for a while and Evatt is out of the rest of the season. We need a plan B if we do get injuries or knocks.”

 

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