Blackpool join Wylde chase
Ian Holloway has confirmed an interest in ex-Rangers winger Gregg Wylde and also plans to speak to Liverpool about re-signing Jonjo Shelvey.
Last Updated: 10/03/12 10:46pm
Ian Holloway has confirmed an interest in former Rangers winger Gregg Wylde and also plans to speak to Liverpool about re-signing Jonjo Shelvey on loan.
Promising youngster Wylde is available on a free transfer after leaving cash-strapped Rangers earlier in the week and has already been linked with the likes of Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers.
Blackpool are also keen and Holloway is considering whether to try to add the Scotland Under 21 international to his squad for next season.
"We can't sign him this season," said Holloway in the Blackpool Gazette. "He's one we are looking at for next.
"I've spoken to Barry Ferguson about him but I haven't watched him play myself yet.
"I'm told he's a good, young wide player, who can play on either wing. He couldn't play between now and the end of the season."
Holloway is also interested in bringing Shelvey back to Bloomfield Road after the midfielder scored six goals in 10 appearances for Blackpool earlier this season.
The Seasiders boss will contact Liverpool about a deal, although it is thought Shelvey being allowed to leave Anfield again hinges on the fitness of Reds captain Steven Gerrard.
"I will be ringing Liverpool and I'll be asking about his availability," added Holloway.
"We didn't want Jonjo to go back. As far as I'm concerned, we'll have to ask Liverpool very nicely to get him back.
"It will be Liverpool's choice if he comes back or not as he is their player."