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​Everton boss Allardyce slams playing on transfer deadline day

Everton boss Sam Allardyce says it is "not right" that the Premier League has scheduled games on transfer deadline day, reports BBC Sport.

The Toffees host Leicester at 19:45 GMT on Wednesday, 31 January with the deadline to complete any signings at 23:00.

"I'm not focused on the transfer window," he said.

"That is because unfortunately yet again the Premier League have decided to play a game right on the transfer window deadline.

"I give you an example: I pick a team today and tomorrow splashed in the paper is one of those players is going to be sold before the window shuts. How is that player going to approach that game?

"Is that right? It certainly isn't but we have to cope with it.

"I don't know why we play these fixtures at this particular time."

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