Leeds won’t join Puncheon race

Blackpool's Jason Puncheon celebrates his goal
Blackpool's Jason Puncheon celebrates his goal
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IT seems Blackpool won’t face competition from Leeds in the chase for Jason Puncheon.

According to their chairman Ken Bates, Leeds were on the verge of signing Puncheon on transfer deadline day in August before he opted for a loan move to Premier League QPR.

Bates blasted Puncheon at the time, and re-told the story in an interview on radio this week. He didn’t mention Puncheon by name, but it is the winger he’s referring to.

“There is one player who agreed to join us in August at 7.30 on deadline day, and we were waiting for him to sign the papers by fax,” Bates said.

“I am sitting watching Sky Sports News and see him walking into another clubs ground at 11pm that night.

“It hasn`t worked out and we had his club back on the phone yesterday asking if we wanted to take him. We told them they could stick him up your jumper. The way he behaved towards Leeds in August, he is not the sort of person we want.”

That won’t worry Ian Holloway. He has had a bid for the 25-year-old turned down, and plans to go back in with an improved offer.

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