Oyston makes Shelvey number one target

Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey
Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey
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KARL Oyston has returned from holiday determined to try and push through another loan deal for Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey.

With Steven Gerrard recovered from a hamstring injury and set to return for tonight’s Merseyside derby at Anfield, the door is open for Shelvey to go back out on loan.

The Seasiders are first in the queue for the 20-year-old, who scored six goals in ten games for the club before Christmas.

Manager Ian Holloway is desperate to get the frontman back and chairman Oyston, back from South America and keen to give his manager something to smile about after the recent off-pitch troubles, will make contact with Liverpool in the next 24 hours.

One frontman Pool missed out on, Tyrone Barnett, has revealed he has no regrets about snubbing Bloomfield Road.

The Seasiders agreed a £1m deal with League Two Crawley for Barnett during the January window. Pool thought they had their man but the transfer talks fell through at the 11th hour.

Instead Barnett joined Peterborough on loan, with a view to a permanent move in the summer, and the 26-year-old showed Holloway what he had missed out on by scoring Posh’s opener at the weekend.

Barnett said: “Crawley accepted the offer from Blackpool, but with the location and the personal terms it wasn’t the right move for me. I was close to signing for Blackpool but I don’t have any regrets.”