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Clark: O'Hara's Fit and Hungry

6 November 2014

Manager On Latest Arrival

Lee Clark says Jamie O'Hara is a 'terrific footballer' who is fit and hungry to make his mark again after joining the club on a short-term deal.

The former Tottenham and Wolves midfielder has been training with QPR since mid-September and arrives with a ringing endorsement from Harry Redknapp.

"He's a terrific footballer with a very good left foot," Clark said. "I spoke to Harry Redknapp - he's been training with QPR for the last two months - and the initial call was actually about using their training facilities ahead of the Fulham match.

"We got talking about football and Harry mentioned Jamie and said he was looking really fit, looking fantastic. We all know he's got ability.

"From the last time I saw him he's toned up and lost a bit of weight. He's an out of contract player who is hungry and I've got to deal in the out of contract or the loan market at the moment, but I'm restricted in the loan market with the numbers."

O'Hara becomes Clark's second official signing as Blackpool manager, with a deal already agreed for Jonathan Legear prior to his arrival. Strengthening the squad further remains on the agenda.  

"I'm ducking and diving, there's lots of things up in the air at the moment. Alongside Jacob he's my second signing because Jonathan Legear was signed before I came here," he added.

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