Pool to make decision on loan extension

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Blackpool will this week make a decision whether or not to extend Kevin Foley’s loan until the end of the season.

The defender played the last game of his month-long loan from Wolves in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at QPR.

Although the loan transfer window closed last Thursday, clubs can still agree to extend an existing deal.

Pool boss Barry Ferguson is yet to make his mind up on the 29-year-old, who was again impressive at right-back at Loftus Road.

Foley has played five times for the Seasiders, despite dislocating his shoulder on his second appearance against Bournemouth.

His arrival coincided with a big improvement in Pool’s defensive record – they have conceding just three goals in their last four games.

Pool failed in their attempts to add a defender to their squad ahead of last week’s deadline but they did secure a striker.

Apostolos Vellios made his debut at QPR on Saturday, having joined from Everton for the rest of the campaign, and Ferguson was impressed with what he saw of the towering Greek.

The Pool boss said: “He did all right but he’s not played a lot of football. It was a difficult ask to put him in on Saturday (Vellios’s last senior match was 15 months ago).

“He had only trained with the boys once but I’m sure he’ll do well for us. We tried to get a couple of other players in but they didn’t happen for one reason or another. As I said last week, it was through no fault of our own that they didn’t arrive. We did everything we possibly could.”

On the subject of loans, Nathan Tyson has extended his at Notts County until the end of the season.

The striker has made six appearances for County, helping them climb out of the League One relegation zone.

The ex-Nottingham Forest and Derby frontman joined Pool in September but is yet to start a game. The 31-year-old, who has made 10 substitute appearances and had a loan spell at Fleetwood Town, looks set to move on when his contract expires in the summer.