Ince calls for end to in season transfer window

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Paul Ince says it’s time for the “manic” transfer window to be moved.

Blackpool signed three players on last week’s deadline day, making a total of 10 through the door this summer.

Despite the season being into its fifth week, clubs found themselves flapping to add numbers and to keep hold of their prized assets - something Ince thinks should be done before the start of the season.

“The transfer window is always hard,” he said. “It wasn’t too bad for me on deadline day but it was a tough one for Matt Williams, our secretary.

“He did a lot of running around trying to do deals and get paperwork done. It’s a manic time, and it’s not good.

“All the chaos needs to be done before the season to stop all this madness.

“I think it’s unfair on players as they are expected to make a decision on going to a new club in a matter of hours. It simply needs to be done before the season starts.”

The Seasiders added Nathan Tyson and Bradley Orr to their squad, and completed a last-minute loan deal for Dutch winger Marvin Zeegelaar despite chairman Karl Oyston being otherwise engaged talking football finance on the BBC’s Newsnight programme.

Ince is content with the business he’s done, adding: “What I haven’t had for the last five months ar options, and we have those.

“Bradley Orr is exactly what we needed. We’ve been crying out for a right-back.

“The way we play will suit him. We just want our defenders to defend.

“He’s a good character and good in the dressing room. The lads have taken to him already.

“That’s very important. The way the team is shaped, we will get results from being a tight unit and working hard.

“Nathan Tyson will give us a bit of pace, which we have lacked on the left side.

“Nathan looks really fit. He looks like he has been looking out for himself.

“It’s hard when you sign players late because some of them haven’t been training with their team, so I’m signing players who are maybe two weeks behind.”

As well as adding numbers, Pool received a major boost by keeping Tom Ince at Bloomfield Road.

The boss revealed that was never in doubt.

He said: “We had a few enquiries about Thomas but he was never going to go.

“We weren’t going to rush into a decision about his future in 24 hours.”