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Holloway in no Jeffers rush

21 July 2010 10:23
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway will take more time to decide whether to offer a permanent contract to Francis Jeffers. The former Everton, Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers striker has been training with the Premier League club after leaving Sheffield Wednesday at the end of the last campaign. The 29-year-old's career has failed to take off following his £8million move to Arsenal back in 2001, but Holloway is keen to see whether the one-time England international still has what it takes to play in the top-flight. Jeffers made a brief appearance during Tuesday's 2-1 friendly victory over Accrington Stanley. "He's only been with us for two days," Holloway told Sky Sports News. "Obviously he's been quality in the past, but things didn't work out for him last year. "We've given him a chance to show me what he can do." Meanwhile, Holloway admitted he was impressed with the performance of another trialist after French midfielder Malaury Martin was named man of the match.

Source: ESA