Ollie on Preston pair and Morecambe

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PRESTON duo Danny Mayor and Jamie Proctor have been handed a trial at Blackpool and will play in today’s behind- closed-doors friendly against Newcastle.

They are both available after being frozen out as part of Graham Westley’s new regime at Deepdale.

The pair have trained with the Seasiders over the past two days, which Ian Holloway confirmed.

“It’s in our hands. They’ve been with us and I quite like the look of them,” he said.

“One’s a big strong boy who likes scoring goals, and the other one is a tricky winger; you can never have enough of them. If they aren’t wanted at their football club, I’ll have a look at them.

“Preston have allowed them to play in the game against Newcastle today and it’s good of them.

“If we didn’t have these two games then we’d have been able to play against ourselves as we have enough players now.

“But they will be playing with some of my first team today, so we’ll see how they do.”

Both players came through the youth system at Deepdale and were highly rated at Pool’s rivals until the arrival of the new manager.

Proctor, 20, is a tall and powerful striker who would fit the bill of the type of player Holloway is looking for.

He fell out of favour after informing Westley of his wishes to play at a higher level.

Teammate Mayor, 21, is a tricky winger with plenty of experience.

He made his debut in the Championship in 2010 and has since gone on to play 64 times for the club.

Both will play in tomorrow’s behind closed doors game against Newcastle, alongside some of Pool’s first team.

Holloway is expected to name the likes of Tiago Gomes, Isaiah Osbourne and Scott Robertson for today’s game, alongside a number of trialists.

The rest will face 
Morecambe in the first round of the Capital Cup at Bloomfield Road 
tomorrow.

Only Bob Harris (back) and Kevin Phillips (hamstring) are unavailable for the two games.

Pool have sold around 3,500 tickets for the 
Morecambe clash.

They are available on the day, priced £10 for adults and £5 for 
concessions.

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