Plymouth striker Bradley Wright-Phillips is the latest name on Ian Holloway’s radar as his Blackpool team once again look towards the lower leagues to bolster their squad.
The 25 year-old has hit an impressive 13 goals so far in League 1, and while Plymouth will be desperate to hold on to their in-form striker their dire financial situation may leave them with little choice but to accept Blackpool’s £500,000 offer.
Holloway will be hoping that Wright-Phillips can repeat the success of other players that he plucked from lower league obscurity such as Luke Varney and Matt Phillips.
Wright-Phillips burst on to the Premier League scene when he scored a goal against Middlesbrough on his Manchester City debut in 2004, but failed to impress consistently and was sold to Southampton in 2006. After three unspectacular years with the Saints he joined Plymouth in 2009 but two serious injuries meant that it took him eight months to score his first goal for the Pilgrims.
It is believed that Holloway also made enquiries regarding Barnsley’s Adam Hammill, but was priced out of a move by the player’s wage demands.