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Tangerines seeking new players...

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has revealed that the Seasiders have been offered "thousands" of players as they look to build for their debut Premier League season.

The Tangerines' gaffer admits that he is having to look very carefully for the right sort of players though, and it is not a straightforward task.

"I feel like a gold prospector," Holloway quipped to reporters about his hunt for potential stars.

"One of them may be a lump of gold but most won't be.

"I'm being serious when I say we've had thousands, not hundreds, of players recommended to us by agents."

Holloway maintains though that caution is the key for a club like Blackpool, who cannot gamble recklessly with their finances.

"But although I need players, I won't be launching myself into the transfer market and making crazy signings of overpaid and overrated players," he added.

"Everyone else has fallen into that trap but I'm not going to.

"I am going to take my time, work with my chairman and try to get some real good people in to help my lads, who were so fantastic last season."

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