Cabral connection as Pool seek hired help

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The Seasiders will begin their search of the loan market in earnest today.

Skipper Barry Ferguson could be out for more than a month with an ankle injury and Pool are keen to add at least one new face to their squad.

Pool make the long trip to south London tomorrow ahead of Saturday’s game against Charlton, and it’s unlikely they will sign anyone before then.

One player who has been linked with Pool is out-of-favour Sunderland midfielder Cabral.

Reports in the North East suggest Paul Ince is keen on the 24-year-old former Basel man, who has dropped down the pecking order at the Stadium of Light.

The Cape Verde international, one of 14 players signed in the summer by recently sacked manager Paolo Di Canio, started Sunderland’s first two games this season but has not featured since.

The outspoken Di Canio cast doubts over the player’s ability to impose himself on Premier League games.

However, it’s believed Sunderland are unwilling to do any business until their new manager is in place, which is likely to be after this weekend’s trip to Manchester United.