Clark’s race to seal double deal

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Blackpool are hoping to add at least two new faces ahead of tomorrow’s game against Bolton.

Boss Lee Clark is keen to strengthen his squad and has until noon today to secure any deals.

It’s believed the Seasiders are closing in on two defenders, including a left-back who is set to arrive on loan, and Clark is hopeful something can be done.

“There’s a possibility of one or two before the weekend in certain areas of the field,” he said.

“We are trying to do some deals although I never like to talk about transfer deals until they are over the line.

“But we are in talks and hopefully can get some of them done before tomorrow’s game.”

Clark stopped short of saying which area of the park the players will play in, but has hinted at defensive cover.

Tony McMahon is serving the second of a three game ban, while stand-in skipper Peter Clarke is also said to be struggling with injury.

The boss added:”I think we are OK for strikers, particularly with Steven Davies back now.

“With him, Ishmael Miller and Nile Ranger we have three very good strikers there.

“So it’s more likely to be in the midfield and defensive areas we’ll be looking.

“We are short of defenders at the club, especially with Tony McMahon being suspended as well.

“We’ll be hopefully be able to announce one or two before the game.”

While most clubs have had little break during the past two weeks the Seasiders have been training almost every day.

A number of fringe players faced Manchester United behind closed doors on Tuesday, and Clark believes his squad are now in much better shape.

Clark said “I’ve been delighted with the response.

“We are going into the game confident. We just need that one win to get us up and running and get some momentum going.”