Blackpool chasing Irish trio

Stuart Dallas'Crusaders
Stuart Dallas'Crusaders
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POOL are sending a scout to Ireland tomorrow to run the rule over teenager Daniel Kearns.

Kearns is emerging as the third young Irish player the Seasiders are considering making a bid for.

The 19-year-old winger has caught the eye of Ian Holloway after a string of quality performances for Dundalk.

Holloway has also been impressed with midfielder Stuart Dallas and striker Jordan Owens, who play for Crusaders.

The Irish League is played throughout the summer and Holloway left instructions for as many matches as possible to be watched there.

Dallas is the main target. The 20-year-old is a creative, attacking midfielder who Pool believe could succeed in England.

They have made contact with Crusaders about Dallas and his 21-year-old team-mate Owens, and informal talks have taken place.

However, with Crusaders due to take on Fulham in the early stages of the Europa League – should both win through the first qualifying round – the Belfast club may want to hang on to the duo a while longer.

Pool got a tip-off about fleet-footed winger Kearns and will watch him in action for Dundalk against Galway tomorrow.

Kearns is a former West Ham trainee, who spent three years at the London club before being released last May.

He represented Northern Ireland at junior level before switching his allegiance to the Republic, where he has played for the Under-21 and Under-23 sides.