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Paul Ince feels he could need as many as eight new signings if Blackpool are to be competitive in the Championship.

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Paul Ince: Aware that he still has a lot of work to do at Blackpool

Paul Ince: Aware that he still has a lot of work to do at Blackpool

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The Seasiders find themselves short on numbers and need to work quickly if they are to bring bodies on board and integrate them into their squad before the 2013/14 campaign gets under way.

Ince is doing his best to make the required additions, with a number of players offered trial spells.

He hopes some of those will do enough to earn a permanent stay, with the size of the task facing him in his first full season in charge at Bloomfield Road beginning to dawn on him.

Ince said in the Blackpool Gazette: "There's a lot of work to be done. We need to get a core of the team. We probably need seven or eight more players in yet.

"The season is getting closer, so we are playing catch-up."

One of those to have been offered an opportunity to impress is Swedish striker Osman Sow, with the 23-year-old having figured in Saturday's friendly victory over Penrith before flying home to link up with his current employers Syrianska FC.

Ince said: "The boy Osman did well but it's always difficult to play in those games.

"He played for his current club the following day, so he must be shattered."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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