Oyston reveals three Euro targets

Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston

Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston

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KARL Oyston has revealed Blackpool are chasing three foreign players ahead of the new season.

The chairman has spoken with manager Ian Holloway on a daily basis over the last fortnight and they have settled on a plan for next season, with the aim of winning promotion to the Premier League.

Holloway has spent a lot of time speaking to his contacts in Europe, and after extensive research – plenty of DVD-watching and talking to coaches and fellow managers – he has whittled down his main wanted list to three players.

All are based overseas but Oyston is confident he can meet the manager’s wishes and bring the trio to Bloomfield Road.

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The chairman said: “I’ve been speaking to Ian for at least half an hour every day for the past fortnight. He knows exactly what he wants for next season and how he wants to do it.

“He has done a lot of research on players and has left me instructions about three in particular, all foreign players, who he wants me to chase.

“I will be in direct contact with the clubs concerned, and then with the agents and players, and I will try to progress things. I want to get them signed permanently or, if that can’t be done, on loan.

“Undoubtedly, the (overseas) route he is taking is the right route for us. It is almost certainly the best way of guaranteeing the right quality of players for us.

“Look at Ludovic Sylvestre and Angel Martinez – they are fantastic players.”

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