Grandin looks to settle by the sea

Elliot Grandin in action for Pool in the Premier League.
Elliot Grandin in action for Pool in the Premier League.
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Midfielder Elliot Grandin is house-hunting in Lytham – a clear sign the Frenchman is committing his future to Blackpool.

The 24-year-old returned from his loan spell at Nice a little reluctantly, but has displayed a good attitude in training and impressed during the first half of the Saturday’s friendly at Wrexham.

And according to Ian Holloway, he looks like being a Pool man for the foreseeable.

“He complained last season about the problems he had at home and he knows I supported him by letting him go out on loan to Nice,” said the manager.

“There is no point in keeping anyone who isn’t happy. I don’t believe in it.

“We did it with Charlie Adam and I don’t think it worked.

“So I let Elliot leave, Elliot respected that and he is paying me back now he has returned.

“He spent the other day looking for somewhere to live in the area, so he’s showing his commitment.

“I think he’s a top player. It’s all about motivation. You’ll have to speak to Elliot to know exactly what he thinks about his future.

“But the indications I’m getting from him suggest he’s more than happy to be back here and to be playing the way we play.

“He has another year on his contract and I am excited about getting him back.”

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CHRIS BASHAM missed the Seasiders pre-season opener at Wrexham with an ankle injury.

He is expected to be back for Sunday’s clash with Premier League Everton.

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