Pool’s striker hunt goes on

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BLACKPOOL’s search for a striker goes on.

Boss Paul Ince made adding to his squad a priority this week with a front man top of the list.

Pool’s coaching staff have been out this week taking in a number of games, including Burnley’s home defeat to Huddersfield, Leicester’s thumping of Michael Appleton’s Blackburn and Fleetwood home clash with Cheltenham.

The Gazette understands Ince has spent the week on the phone to Premier League bosses to see who may be available for a temporary stint at Blackpool.

Ince also remains hopeful of adding to his coaching staff at Bloomfield Road.

The club have identified a coach and are trying to release him from his current employers in order for him to take up a post at Pool.

It’s been business as usual at Blackpool as Ince spent valuable time on the training field with his players.

He’s introduced afternoon fitness sessions to improve the condition of his players, as well as regular team visits to eat at Rowley’s restaurant at Bloomfield Road.

“It’s about trying to do things right,” said Ince.

“We are putting things in place to improve the way our players do things, even eating together will make a difference.

“It’s important the lads spend time together and build-up the team spirit which might have been damaged in recent weeks.”

The club’s Development Squad was due to face Accrington Stanley yesterday, only for it to be called off.

It would have been the chance for Ince to see trialist Lee Naylor in action.

The former Cardiff and Sunderland left-back remains on trial.