Pool in for duo after missed target

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey was a Pool target
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey was a Pool target

IAN Holloway is chasing Adam Hammill and weighing up a fresh move for Bradley Wright-Phillips – but has missed out on Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey,

The Seasiders boss had wanted Ramsey on loan until the end of the season but the Gunners say the midfielder is in their plans and aren’t allowing him out.

Wright-Phillips is available again after a move to Reading fell through.

However, there are doubts over the 25-year-old’s fitness and Pool must decide whether to try to sign the Plymouth wideman now – even though he may not be able to play for two months – or go for him at the end of the season.

“I might go back in for Bradley and I have spoken to Karl (Oyston) about it,” said Holloway. “He is out of contract at the end of the season. If we can pick him up for nothing in the summer, then knowing my chairman he might dive on Bradley then.

“It looked like something with Reading was going to happen. The boy very respectfully told me why and I appreciated his decision. Now that move has fallen through, maybe we can pick it up again.”

Hammill is available because of a release clause in his Barnsley contract and the former Liverpool winger was at Bloomfield Road on Wednesday to see Blackpool’s victory.

But the Seasiders aren’t the only club in pursuit of the 22-year-old, who spent a loan spell at Bloomfield --Road when Simon Grayson was in charge.

Holloway added: “We like the boy but a lot of things have to happen before he is ours.”

Holloway is clearly intent on bringing in fresh blood, adding: “I’m not sure who we will get and I don’t know how many I want.

“There’s an element of if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, and I’m aware that one or two of my lads who did fantastic last season aren’t really getting a chance at the minute. I have to consider them as well. I’ve just given my chairman a list of names and left it to him.

“If we were run poorly and needed money, we might have to sell Charlie Adam. But we’ve got pots of cash, so that won’t be the case.”