Blades set to lose Blackpool duo

Phillips: Heading back to Bloomfield Road

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Ian Holloway is ready to welcome Matt Phillips and Billy Clarke back to Blackpool after successful loan spells at Sheffield United.

The duo play their final games of a one-month stint in League One when the Blades visit Stevenage at the weekend, and both have impressed for Danny Wilson's men.

Phillips has rattled in five goals in four starts from the wing, while Clarke's role as a deep-lying forward has won plaudits despite him only finding the net once.

"I sent them out on loan to get them up-to-speed and get them sharp and confident," Holloway was quoted as saying the Sheffield Star.

"That is what has happened and I am delighted they have done so well. They will be ready to hit the ground running when they return.

"I'm looking forward to when Billy and Matt come back because they'll be absolutely buzzing so that'll give me a couple more options."