S
SEARCH
M
SW
Collect News Data
Jan 9, 2021 at 3pm UK
BlackpoolBlackpool
2-2
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
Blackpool win 3-2 on penalties
Yates (40'), Madine (66')
Ballard (37'), Turton (81')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Ajayi (52'), Pereira (80' pen.)
Ajayi (16'), Gallagher (47')
/esi/1339/6_G_1_130299/index.html?art_id=429942&game_id=130299&sport_id=1&ESI

Sam Allardyce wants "extremely busy" January transfer window

:Headline: Sam Allardyce wants 'extremely busy' January transfer window:
At least one striker is on the former England manager's wish list.
Sports Mole

Sam Allardyce plans to be "extremely busy" in the January transfer window after Saturday's FA Cup exit at the hands of Blackpool highlighted a lack of quality in the West Brom squad as they continue their fight against relegation.

Allardyce had urged his fringe players to use the third-round tie at Bloomfield Road to show they could contribute to the fight for Premier League safety, but they twice found themselves chasing the game against League One opposition before being beaten 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out at the end of a 2-2 draw.

Robert Snodgrass was not involved after only completing his move from West Ham on Friday, with Allardyce hoping the Scot is just the first of several new faces this month with the Baggies still six points from safety and without a win since the end of November.

"I'm hoping to be extremely busy in the window as I have been extremely busy in every window," Allardyce said.

"It's part of the process to work tirelessly on outs and ins until the end of January. Everybody knows what we need to do. We need to move players in this window. We need to bring players in.

"Everybody needs players but I think more than anybody in the Premier League we need players to give us a chance of moving out of the position we're in."

West Brom lined up without a recognised striker at Bloomfield Road, with Callum Robinson the only available front man and Allardyce not willing to risk him with his eye on next Saturday's short trip to Wolves.

"We played with nobody up front because I don't have anybody," Allardyce added. "We need to get out in to the market and get if not one maybe two front men to give us an opportunity."

Bournemouth's Josh King is among those linked with The Hawthorns, but Allardyce said he was uncertain if the Norway striker was within his budget.

"I've got no idea what the cost might be," he said. "If the price is within our price range I think we'd be interested."

While West Brom try to quickly move on, Blackpool can look forward to Monday's fourth and fifth round draws after Chris Maxwell's heroics in the shoot-out in his first game back following a positive test for coronavirus.

Maxwell saved from Kyle Edwards, Darnell Furlong and Matheus Pereira in the shoot-out to put the "awful" experience of being laid up with Covid-19 behind him before leading the celebrations on the pitch.

It was a day to savour for a side that have won only one of their last five in the league, having blown hot and cold before the turn of the year, and manager Neil Critchley is keen to build on the result.

"This should give us some confidence," he said. "It shows what we're capable of, and why we get angry and frustrated when we don't produce these levels in certain games.

"We've got to find that consistency which is what we're striving for. It won't always be like this and the style of game was different to some games in our division but it's up to us to find a way to play better."

Critchley, who left his post as Liverpool under-23 coach to take over at Blackpool last March, said he had no preferences for Monday's draw, though there would always be one team on his mind.

"Honestly I don't mind," he said. "We can wait for the draw and be really excited. A home draw would be nice but we're just delighted to be in the hat for the next round. Liverpool sounds nice, doesn't it?"

body check tags ::

amp_article_429942 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2021-01-10 11:35:32:
html db last update - 2021-01-16 18:51:04 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Sam Allardyce

Click here for more stories about Blackpool

Read more!
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Neil Critchley lauds Chris Maxwell as Blackpool overcome West Brom
Juve 'eye Ronaldo contract extension amid Man United interest'
Result: Sam Allardyce's problems continue as West Brom crash out of FA Cup
League One Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Lincoln CityLincoln21133532181442
2Hull City21123633201339
3Portsmouth20115433151838
4Doncaster RoversDoncaster19113534211336
5Peterborough UnitedPeterborough20113633201336
6Charlton AthleticCharlton2210663428636
7Ipswich TownIpswich2011272622435
8Sunderland2089327151233
9Accrington StanleyAccrington1810352518733
10Crewe AlexandraCrewe229582925432
11Fleetwood TownFleetwood218582819929
12Gillingham2292112427-329
13Oxford UnitedOxford Utd208483027328
14Blackpool218492124-328
15Plymouth ArgylePlymouth227692938-927
16MK Dons226792628-225
17Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury205962125-424
18Rochdale215793340-722
19Bristol Rovers196492028-822
20Northampton TownNorthampton2164111936-1722
21AFC Wimbledon2156102536-1121
22Wigan AthleticWigan2155112438-1420
23Swindon TownSwindon2262142945-1620
24Burton Albion2437142951-2216
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester UnitedMan Utd18114334241037
2Manchester CityMan City17105229131635
3Leicester CityLeicester18112533211235
4Liverpool1897237211634
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1896333171633
6Everton1710252821732
7Chelsea1885533211229
8Southampton188552621529
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham188552521429
10Aston Villa1582529161326
11Arsenal187382019124
12Leeds UnitedLeeds187293034-423
13Crystal Palace196582233-1123
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves196492129-822
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle175481827-919
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton193882229-717
17Burnley17449922-1316
18Fulham172691425-1112
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1825111441-2711
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd1912161032-225
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.