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Ollie braces for January Window
Published : 31 Dec 2010 08:54:36
Ollie braces for prospect of clubs trying to "steal" some of his players in the January transfer window. Harewood boost for Pool. The Seasiders have won plenty of admirers so far in their maiden Barclays Premier League campaign, playing an entertaining brand of football and accruing an impressive 25 points from 17 fixtures to date following their surprise promotion via the Championship play-offs in May."I really can't tell you how it (the January transfer window) is going to go," Holloway said. "I don't know if anyone is waiting in the wings to try and steal some of my players. They would be stealing them, because they could have bought them last year. But now they might want to."He added: "If that happens - we'll have to wait and see. But we don't need any money or that sort of thing."We can keep going, although football evolves and your squad evolves. I'll be looking to see what might be out there, to see what we can do in certain areas."This time last year I added some strikers and I thought that got us up. If you look at what we have got at the moment, then I might need to try to do that again if I can."But I'd rather keep who I've got and work with them - we took long enough to get them in the summer."I've just got to be careful that we don't weaken."Harewoord boost for Pool.One of the summer arrivals at Bloomfield Road was striker Marlon Harewood, who Holloway revealed has returned to light training as he continues his recovery from the hamstring problem that has kept him out of action since the end of November.Marlon Harweood has returned to light training and could yet feature in Blackpool`s hectic festive fixtures.Striker Harewood is edging closer to a return following a hamstring problem that has kept him out of action since the end of November."We are trying to get him through this hamstring situation," manager Ian Holloway said. "He hasn't had them before but now he has had two since he has been with us."It was because of fatigue after we had worked him too quickly, too early and I take responsibility for that. He wanted to play and he said he was fit, and I wanted him in the team."Now we have to be careful, but if you throw him a ball, he wants to chase it. We've let him join in with things because that is how he is used to getting fit. He has already chipped in with five goals, so it would be nice to get him going again and get him fit."I do see with some of these games, I'll be able to put him in and give him a certain amount of time - very soon, I think."