Pool make Forest star an offer

Paul Anderson clashes with Pool's Matt Phillips.

Paul Anderson clashes with Pool's Matt Phillips.

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NOTTINGHAM Forest midfielder Paul Anderson will be offered a deal at Blackpool

The 23-year-old met Seasiders boss Ian Holloway at Bloomfield Road this week.

Anderson, a winger who – injuries aside – has been one of the first names on the Nottingham Forest team sheet for the last four years, is one of the most highly-rated players in the Championship.

Pool wouldn’t be able to land him on a free, though. Anderson is under the age of 24 and so Forest are entitled to compensation if the switch goes through.

Forest boss Steve Cotterill is keen to hang on to Anderson, but the player is thought to be keen on a change and Pool hope to get the deal completed.

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MARCUS Bean says he is prepared to go anywhere in search of first-team football – but claims a bad experience at Blackpool means he would prefer to stay away from the north.

The former QPR midfielder is a free agent after being released by Brentford, and a number of clubs have expressed some interest in signing the 27-year-old.

Londoner Bean endured an unhappy two-year spell at Bloomfield Road before moving to Griffin Park.

He said: “I had some rough times when I was at Blackpool – it was tough – and I said to myself then, ‘I don’t want to ever go back up north’.

“But, as you get older, you get wiser and you know that you’ve got to be prepared to go wherever a contract is as such.”

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