Holloway steps up keeper chase

Seasiders boss still keen to bring in cover for Kingson

Holloway: Wants cover for Kingson

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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway admits it has proved difficult drafting in goalkeeping cover, although he remains resolute in his chase for reinforcements.

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Holloway is down to the bare bones between the sticks with Paul Rachubka joining Matt Gilks in the treatment room and youngster Mark Halstead injured while on loan to Kettering.

The Seasiders boss has been given permission to find cover for current No.1 Richard Kingson, who returned against Aston Villa after needing eight stitches in a head wound during the defeat to Sunderland three weeks ago.

Holloway has been offered one of Spurs' goalkeepers, believed to be Ben Alnwick, but he would not be able to name him in the squad to face his parent club, while he is also against bringing in a youngster above Kingson.

Cracking on

"It is very difficult to get someone as we are finding out," explained Holloway.

"But we will be cracking on and see if we can convince a club to loan us a player to either sit on the bench or go in our team.

"If he is too young how can I put him above Richard Kingson? How can I tell Rich, 'sorry, I have to play this young kid. He is not ready yet but that is all I can borrow'.

"I could have had a goalkeeper from Tottenham but we play Tottenham on Tuesday. So what is the point of taking him? We would be in the same boat. What can I do?"