Pool hoping for loans ahead of Wolves

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Blackpool are hoping to add ‘one or two’ new faces ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Wolves.

The Seasiders will this afternoon train at their Birmingham base after travelling to the Midlands this morning hopeful of having new signings with them.

Pool were in advanced talks with two Premier League clubs over loan deals late last night with Chelsea forward Islam Feruz believed to be one of them.

The 19-year-old is available after a move to Cardiff City fell through earlier this week but is believed to be highly rated at Stamford Bridge.

Somalian-born Feruz spent the first half of the season on loan at Greek side OFI Crete and has been capped by Scotland at U21 level.

Blackpool boss Lee Clark stopped short of confirming his interest, although when asked about potential loan players didn’t rule him out.

“We are hoping to have one or two new faces in before the Wolves game.

“There are different obstacles you have to come over before getting deals done, even with loan players.

“We thought we had one over the line earlier in the week and the player picked up a little niggle and that put things back.

“We are hoping that will be concluded when his club give him the OK.

“That player wasn’t Islam, but that’s not to say he’s not on the radar.”

Windy conditions on the Fylde coast yesterday forced Pool to train indoors after a last minute change of plan for the Seasiders who’s full squad watch the youth team in action last night.

And Clark revealed conditions are hardly ideal at the moment.

He said: “We trained on an indoor area yesterday but it wasn’t ideal as some players with knee and ankle problems can’t really train on those surfaces it.

“So it’s not ideal but it was our only option with the wind.

“We will train down in the middle today so hopefully we’ll be able to get some quality work in ahead of Saturday.”