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Holloway chasing a trio of Blackpool stars

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CRYSTAL PALACE manager Ian Holloway is plotting a move for two young Blackpool stars, according to reports. The former Blackpool boss is reportedly interested in bringing Thomas Ince and Matt Phillips to Selhurst Park, ahead of the Eagles' return to England's top flight next season. Holloway knows both players from his time at Bloomfield Road, and Sky Sports have reported that Palace have made approaches to the Seasiders for both players. However, it is understood that the Eagles are not the only ones interested in the duo, with Dougie Freedman's Bolton Wanderers reportedly keen on Scotsman Phillips and Cardiff City also set to move for Ince, whose father Paul is the current manager at Bloomfield Road. Ince has earned the plaudits for his performances in recent seasons, which saw him named the Championship's young player of the year last season, while Phillips impressed during the Tangerines' sole season in the Premier League under the guidance of Holloway. Both players could command a sizeable fee though, with Blackpool announcing at the end of the season that options had been taken to extend the contracts of both players. Meanwhile, Holloway is also said to be interested in bringing another of his former Blackpool players to SE25. The Daily Mail has reported that Holloway could make a move for midfielder Ludovic Sylvestre, who is understood to have rejected a new contract offer from the Seasiders. If Holloway were to bring any of the trio in to Selhurst Park, they would follow in the footsteps of former Blackpool stars Stephen Dobbie and Kevin Phillips, who played key roles in the Eagles' promotion push.

Holloway chasing a trio of Blackpool stars


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