Holloway’s message to transfer targets

Ian Holloway was delighted to get a deal done to bring John Fleck to Bloomfield Road
Ian Holloway was delighted to get a deal done to bring John Fleck to Bloomfield Road
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IAN Holloway has a message for his transfer targets – don’t be greedy and we’ll give you the chance to shine.

After watching the Seasiders come from behind to snatch a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, their eighth home win in 13 Championship games, Holloway turned his attention straight back to the transfer market.

He is on a mission to bolster his squad before the end of the month, with strikers the priority.

John Fleck made his debut on loan from Rangers on Saturday but Holloway has had his fair share of knockbacks, missing out on several targets.


The most frustrating ones to get away are Kwesi Appiah, from Margate, and Crawley Town’s Tyrone Barnett, who didn’t turn up at Bloomfield Road for talks because they didn’t like the terms on offer.

Holloway accepts their decision but says the pair have missed out on coming to a club where they would make names for themselves.

After a victory which left Pool a place and a point below the play-off zone, Holloway said: “The transfer market, and what people do and how they do it, is ridiculous.

“We try our best. I am totally convinced we do that.

“We’ll end up with people who want to play for me, who want to be at the club for the right reasons, and we’ll have a fantastic attitude and a fantastic squad of people trying to better themselves.

“If those two boys (Appiah and Bennett) believe the deals we offered aren’t quite right and they can maybe get better somewhere else, then good luck to them.

“But they won’t get a better group of people to work with and they won’t get a better opportunity to shine, and if they don’t want that we can’t do any more.”

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