Blackpool to play midweek behind-closed-doors game to help integrate January transfer window signings

Simon Grayson's desperately out-of-form Blackpool side will take part in a behind-closed-doors game on Tuesday.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:41 am
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:57 am

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That will help Blackpool's new signing integrate with their new teammates, according to the club's under-fire boss.

The Seasiders made 12 signings in total during last month's transfer window, while a further 12 headed for the exit door.

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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was just one of 12 new arrivals at Bloomfield Road during the January transfer window

Chris Maxwell made his debut for the club in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Oxford United, Pool's sixth loss in their last seven league games.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall also impressed on his first start, having notched on his debut off the bench in last week's 2-1 defeat at Wycombe Wanderers.

Deadline day signings Teddy Howe, Ben Garrity and Taylor Moore are all in line to make their debuts too.

“We have a free week now to integrate those new players," Grayson said after Saturday's latest defeat at the Kassam Stadium.

"We will have a behind-closed-doors game on Tuesday for some lads to get some game time.

“It has been an incredible window, it’s a window that I’ve never experienced at any other football club in my life before.

“I think it’s something like 24 deals in total, 12 in and 12 out, and full credit to the owner for doing that.

“I think everyone can see these new arrivals will enhance the squad without a shadow of a doubt.

“I wasn’t joking when I said at the start of the window that we’ll be one of the busiest clubs in this window.

“We have brought in quality and once we get that victory it will just give us a confidence boost, then we can still get some big results over the next few weeks and months.”