Pool sign Algerian striker

Algerian striker Adda Djeziri has signed for Pool.

Algerian striker Adda Djeziri has signed for Pool.

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ALGERIAN striker Adda Djeziri has signed for Blackpool.

The 24-year-old has trained with the Seasiders for the past month and appeared in three of the club’s pre-season friendlies.

The striker spent time with Rangers, Leicester and Portsmouth before moving to Scandinavia – he was born in Denmark – four years ago.

Djeziri said: “I will be signing with Blackpool. We have been in negotiations for two weeks and this is a very exciting opportunity for me.

“It all happened at random. The manager had heard of me and asked me in for a trial.

“I’ve played some training matches, scored some goals and created some assists.

“They have been excited about my performance, so that is awesome.

“The competition for places is very tough at Blackpool. This is a step up for my career.”

Djeziri will initially feature for the club’s development squad but it is hoped he will progress into the first team.

He has signed a one-year deal with an option for another 12 months.

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Despite Sunday’s 2-1 defeat, Holloway remains upbeat and can’t wait for the season to start.

He is expected to make changes for the trip to Millwall, with Craig Cathcart and Tiago Gomes both vying for a place in the starting line-up.

Holloway added: “I’m buzzing about the new season, so why can’t everyone be. We need to hit the ground running.

“If we get anything wrong, then we need to stay strong, take responsibility and put it right.

“If we all stick together, who knows what we can achieve.”

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