“Get the chequebook out!”
That’s the message from Blackpool’s supporters as the club’s need for new players reaches critical.
Pool drew with League Two side Bury last night with only 12 senior professionals.
And chairman of the Blackpool Supporters’ Association Glenn Bowley said now is the time for action from the chairman.
He said: “Paul Ince needs some players, the fans need some players and the players need the competition too. We need them and we need them as soon as possible.
“The chairman needs to sign some players, that’s the priority.
“But it’s also important he reassures the fans that we are trying and that it will be fine.
“But actions speak louder than words. It’s time for Karl to get the chequebook out.”
Boss Paul Ince spent yesterday in Portugal talking to the chairman about potential new additions to the squad.
Talks are believed to have been positive and the club are hopeful of bringing in at least a couple ahead of Sunday’s final friendly against Newcastle.
Bowley added: “It’s been a summer of frustration really.
“Fans are obviously frustrated, but are also worried.
“The fans need hope now, we know how tight and difficult the Championship is going to be this season.
“I personally am not sure about this strategy of waiting and holding our nerve.
“But the only person’s opinion that matters is Paul Ince, it’s him who should be dictating to Karl what he wants.
“To me it would make sense to have all our players in at the start of pre-season, but that’s not been the case yet.
“Paul is clearly not happy and that’s a concern to us all.”
Blackpool have signed only two players this summer so far, despite a host leaving through the exit door.
They have a reasonably easy start to the season with games against Doncaster and Barnsley, something Bowley feels could work against them if they aren’t ready.
He said: “We need to have them all in for Doncaster.
“If you look at our first six or seven games and most will be down there, so it’s very important we start well.
“This is a real chance to lay some good foundations down for the season.
“We just need to get those players through the door.”