Blackpool boss Neil Critchley has expressed his happiness with the current Tangerines squad, but also insists that there is a ‘chance to improve the squad’, as reported by the Blackpool Gazette.
Critchley, who achieved promotion in the play-off final with Blackpool last season, has begun looking towards the club’s first year back in the Championship since 2015 with his recruitment process, having already brought in Josh Bowler, Reece James, Daniel Grimshaw, Shayne Lavery, Callum Connolly, Oliver Casey, Sonny Carey and, most recently, Richard Keogh from Huddersfield Town.
But despite all this business, Critchley is looking to further bolster his options.
The Blackpool boss has also acquired six of his eight new signing so far on free transfers, meaning there is likely money available to be spent.
Speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, Critchley said: “I’m happy with the work we’ve done, but we’ve still got little bits and pieces to do within the squad. We have the chance to improve the squad and that’s what we’re looking to do.
“The work we’ve done and continue to do, headed up by our head of football operations, John Stephenson, and the team we’ve got, means we’ll continue to look.
“If we feel we can improve the squad, then we shall do so.”
This can only spell good news for Blackpool fans ahead of an exciting first season back in the Championship, as even more new signings are practically guaranteed.
With Critchley also selling the majority of the clubs deadwood rotational players, he has replaced accordingly with younger, hungrier players that want to play in this division, such as Casey and Carey.
The Tangerines are beginning to shape up as quite the possible underdogs for the coming campaign.