Pool to field triallists tonight

Isaac Osbourne in action against Rangers
Isaac Osbourne in action against Rangers
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Blackpool will field a team full of triallists in tonight’s friendly against Kendal Town.

The senior squad have been given the night off to give manager Paul Ince the chance to fully evaluate the trial players at the club. Pool have as many as 15 triallists training with them.

They include former Seasiders Rob Edwards and David Carney, as well as Pool midfielder Isaiah Osbourne’s brother Isaac.

Ince will also have another look at former Notts County midfielder Neil Bishop, who travelled to Portugal with the Seasiders in an attempt to earn a contract.

Ince said: “I want to give the trial players a chance to play in a game before making a decision on them.

“I don’t like calling them triallists as some of them have played at a very high level.

“But I’ll have a final look at them this week before making a decision, then I can sit back and look at what I’ve got here.”

A couple of young squad members, including Anderson Banvo, will also travel to Kendal.

Pool are set to field a far stronger side at Witton Albion on Thursday.