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  • Manager:Barry Ferguson
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Holloway brings in Basham from Bolton

13 Aug 2010 - 16:45:32

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has made his sixth signing of the week - Bolton Wanderers midfielder Chris Basham.

The highly-rated 22-year-old, who moves to Bloomfield Road for an undisclosed transfer fee, has signed a three-year deal with the Seasiders, and there is also the option for a further year.

Craig Cathcart, Marlon Harewood and French trio Elliot Grandin, Malaury Martin and Ludovic Sylvestre, had already joined Blackpool this week.

Meanwhile, Holloway has told the rest of the Premier League that he will do everything he can to ensure his team do not make an immediate return to the Championship.

Blackpool are most peoples' favourites to finish rock bottom in the Premier League table this season following their promotion via the Championship play-offs last term, but Holloway said: "I don't care if we get beaten by a world record score by Chelsea, I'm ready to try my best and prove everyone wrong over the course of the season.

"I believe that what I did last season was just the start of how I'm going to coach in the future. It makes sense to me now, about how to get information to my players in a consistent fashion and how to implement a consistent way of training.

"There are two systems I try to play. The players understood them so well by the end of last season because it was just repeated. It made them feel safe.

"Now that I've added some extra quality to that system - and I'll continue to add to it - I think we'll get better. And I think I can do that again and again. This is just the start of my career really."


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