Blackpool boss looks to bolster squad

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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway is poised to make a loan signing to help boost his side's promotion chances.

A second consecutive home win over Reading on Saturday will help assist the Seasiders, who are now two places and three points outside the top six, to keep pace with the play-off contenders in the Championship table. And despite Holloway being delighted with the players he already has at his disposal, he wants to make sure he is covered in every area as the club head into the final 14 games of the campaign.

"I have some plans as regards dipping into the loan market - but it's whether I can do it or not," he told the Blackpool Gazette.

"I have to think about the run-in, injuries and possible suspensions. I'm all right in certain areas but I don't think I'm OK in others. The chairman is back from holiday and I will talk to him. Hopefully, if I select anyone else to bring in I'll have a little more time to go about it."

Holloway has also agreed a deal with Aston Villa to keep Barry Bannan at Bloomfield Road until the end of the season. The midfielder is currently back with the Midlands club receiving treatment on a broken toe but should be fit in two to three weeks.

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