Holloway dismisses constant speculation over Blackpool targets

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has warned fans to take transfer rumours surrounding the Bloomfield Road club with a pinch of salt.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has warned fans to take transfer rumours surrounding the Bloomfield Road club with a pinch of salt.

"The playing squad is something I've got to give great care and consideration to," Holloway told The Blackpool Gazette.

"I won't be telling people who I'm going for and I won't be letting anyone tell me who I should be going for.

"So just for the record Andy Reid, Richard Chaplow, Robbie Blake, Shaun St Ledger, Danny Welbeck, Shaun Densmore and Kirk Broadfoot - if any of them were in my plans I wouldn't be telling anyone and it wouldn't be in the papers because I haven't brought anybody in yet.

"I can't understand how people are linking me with those players at the moment, and I mean that with the greatest respect to every one of them because they are all fine players in their own right.

"But how anyone can say Blackpool are going to get one of these players, it's like fantasy football.

"It isn't anything like our focus at the moment."

Holloway insists he is not looking for high-profile signings, but wants players that will adopt the spirit and work ethic of his side.

"I want someone who wants to play for me the way my lads want to play for me," he added.

"If they don't want to then they can sling their hook because I'm not interested.

"I am not going to bring in some big-time Charlie, who is more concerned about what his hair and clothes look like than what sort of shift he will put in for me."

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