Holloway to keep fighting for transfers

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IAN Holloway pledged to keep fighting to sign new players, even though he is hitting a brick wall at present.

The Seasiders boss wants to strengthen his side with more attackers but has so far failed to make a breakthrough in the loan market.

But with another international break to follow Saturday’s home clash with Bristol City, the manager will renew his efforts in the knowledge that anyone signed on a three-month deal will be available for the important Christmas period.

Holloway said: “If people think our progress hasn’t been good enough over the last couple of years, I suggest they stop and have a little look at themselves.

“I suggest they say, ‘Where are we going? How good is my team? What have we lost? Have we replaced that yet?’, and try to understand how difficult that is.”

The manager, who is likely to make a move for QPR’s Rob Hulse when the striker recovers from an ankle injury, added: “For example, we are trying to borrow someone from Liverpool again (probably Jonjo Shelvey). They said no at first. Don’t you think we tried to do that deal with them before we sold Charlie? Would they have it? No.

“I could give you a list of players who I really like and have tried to get in but can’t.

“So what do I do? Give up? Walk out? Blame (chairman) Karl (Oyston)? Blame somebody else or just keep fighting? All I can say is that I’ll keep fighting.”