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Ince On Targets And Morale

9 January 2014

The manager speaks to the media

Paul Ince confirmed he is chasing a number of targets and hopes to bring in up to four new faces during the January transfer window.

Blackpool have watched a number of their loanees return to their parent clubs, leaving Ince’s squad thin on the ground.

Now he is focussed on recruitment, and has a list of targets which he’ll chase up.

“Our main priority has to be a right back, as we’ve not had one all season,” said Ince.

“The team does need improving, as we’re asking the same players to play every week. If we can bring three or four in to freshen it up then we will. Clubs are never going to get rid of their best players, but we’ll keep speaking to agents. 

“If there is something which jumps out that he’ll improve the club for the next two or three years then we’ll try and do something permanent, but loans are probably the best way forward. There is not a lot out there and it is OK bringing bodies in, but you want quality which can improve the club.” 

Along with signings, Ince is focussed on turning Pool’s form around, starting against his former club on Saturday.

Middlesbrough visit Bloomfield Road at the weekend, and Ince says the squad is sticking together and is hopeful of a positive result. 

“We want to make it happen for the fans, I don’t like letting people down. They’re fighting for me and themselves. We have to stick together and support one another. The fans were fantastic on Saturday and carried us through. 

“There are mitigating circumstances like suspensions and injuries - there has been a lot of games in a short space of time. When we get our strongest 11 back and hopefully bring in three or four that will give everybody a lift.

“It has been a tough Christmas, but we will get there and hopefully it’s on Saturday, which can only be positive for everybody,” said Ince.

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