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Ferguson Looks To Add New Faces

30 January 2014

Players Targeted Ahead Of Window Closing

Barry Ferguson hopes to add a few new faces to the Blackpool squad prior to the January transfer window closing tomorrow night.

The 35-year-old, who brought Tony McMahon, Andy Halliday and David Goodwillie to the club last week, plans to continue his recruitment drive by strengthening further ahead of the deadline.

"I've got the targets in mind and it's just down to seeing if I can get them in," he told the media this afternoon. "It's my choice to bring in the players and I've given them the players that I want to bring in and they're trying to do that as we speak. Hopefully we'll get in more than a couple.

"They brought in three players that I wanted last week and are trying their best to get another few players in for me. Hopefully they'll be in before the game on Saturday."

Ferguson is keen to stress that he'll only bring the right players to Bloomfield Road, with personality a key factor as well as ability.

"I just don't go for people because they're good players, I like to find out what type of characters they are," he admitted. "I just want the right type of characters at the club - that's one thing that I've learnt over the years. It's all right getting a good player but they might not be good in the dressing room. I want people who are going to mix well and get on with the boys that are already here."

In terms of characters already at the club, Gary MacKenzie is set to hand The Seasiders a welcome boost by returning from injury in time for Saturday's Lancashire derby at Blackburn Rovers.     

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