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Oyston: Recruitment Process Ongoing

8 July 2014

Chairman Confirms Offers Made

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has revealed that offers are on the table for new players.

The Seasiders are currently on a recruitment drive ahead of the new season, with manager José Riga identifying targets to take the club forward.

Certain aspects are logistical at the moment due to a number of those targets currently being based overseas.

“There’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes, even though we aren’t broadcasting it," Oyston said. "We have made and are making formal offers to clubs and players as we speak.

“We are now trying to get these players over to the UK to finalise things, have a medical and sign contracts.

“We really are trying to kill or cure as many deals as we can to get the right players into the club. We are doing all we can to get the deals the manager wants across the line on terms which don’t kill the club going forward.”

With only eight contracted first-team players on the books currently, the manager will have an opportunity to put his own identity on the side moving forward. The challenge is to get them integrated ahead of the new season starting on 9 August.  

“This situation is more of an opportunity than a problem but clearly the clock is ticking. We are hoping to keep working hard to get the deals done as quickly as possible," the chairman added.

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