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It’s gone a bit quiet - both on this forum and in transfer news. In the hope of sparking some discussion I thought I would give my thoughts.
In my opinion - regardless of the manager change - we’re 3 players away from a squad able of competing at the top end of the table. A centre back, centre midfielder and striker. McPhillips knew that and was in the market for them, and Grayson is also aware but wants to look at his own targets.
McPhillips had “bids in” for I believe 2 players. Rumours that that was Hardie and Hope but we can’t be sure. We also know the club has spoken to Charlie Adam who seems to be holding out for a deal at Rovers. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some movement on that in the next fortnight.
Other rumours flying around have been Baptiste and Grimmer as well as a couple of other strikers but I think the main 3 are those above.
Grayson said he was going to take until the weekend to decide on those which we already have bids on, which has now passed, and it sounds like he’s willing to proceed with Hardie but we won’t be sure until later in the week.
I’m expecting to hear something by Wednesday, hopefully tying a deal up by the end of the week, if not 2. That would then give us a couple of weeks to get another one in, and we can add some further bodies in on loan at the end of the window.
That would leave us on 25 senior players signed up for the season, for the first time since the Championship days. And with one of the best managers in the league to boot.
To summarise, I’m highly confident of a positive season but much will depend on the quality we are able to attract this week - I for one back Grayson to spot a good player and he won’t mess about. I’m predicting an 8th placed finish but you never know how far momentum can take you. Would like to think we’d have a real crack at promotion the season after with a target of the automatic spots.
Does anyone feel massively different to this? Would be good to get a consensus on where we are at compared to where we need to get to.
Sadly Tom Eaves has signed for Hull.
However, Blackpool are reportedly one of a number of clubs including Championship sides interested in Fraser Hornby at Everton according to the Liverpool Echo
It’s common knowledge that we’re looking for a striker this summer. Who do we want to see brought in?
Personally I would go for Tom Eaves. 22 goals for Gillingham last season and currently a free agent.
Been linked with the Championship but he’s a scouser so might fancy a return to the North West.
I remember we were after him under Holloway when he went to Bolton from Oldham.
Realistic answers only please.