Pool hoping to clinch double deal

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Blackpool remain hopeful of having midfielder John Lundstram and striker Ishmael Miller available for Saturday’s season opener at Nottingham Forest, and deals for both could be finalised today.

Manager Jose Riga has welcomed both to Bloomfield Road, where they held talks yesterday after training with their potential team-mates. Miller also completed a medical yesterday.

Lundstram, 20, is available on loan from Everton, while the 27-year-old former Manchester City, West Brom and Nottingham Forest striker Miller is a free agent.

The Gazette understands Miller will agree a one-year contract, while Pool hope to finalise a six-month deal for Lundstram.

Both could put pen to paper today.

Though the loan signing of Joe Lewis was the only deal completed by Blackpool yesterday, it was all go behind the scenes.

Pool remain in talks with another goalkeeper and a host of other players as they look to get more signings across the line ahead of the trip to the City Ground.

Players must be signed by noon on Friday to be eligible to play the following day.