The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Isaac Wil­liam

DE­SPITE only tak­ing charge at Black­pool on an in­terim ba­sis, Barry Fer­gu­son made a se­ries of dead­line day swoops – and the Scot can’t wait to show­case all of his new stars.

The de­par­ture of Tom Ince may be the head­line news at Bloom­field Road but Fer­gu­son, who took over from Paul Ince lit­tle over a week ago, has made some sto­ries in the trans­fer mar­ket him­self.

For­mer Bel­gium in­ter­na­tional Faris Haroun has left Mid­dles­brough for the Seasiders on a per­ma­nent ba­sis to bol­ster op­tions in mid­field.

Fer­gu­son has also snapped up the loan sign­ings of Mill­wall striker Andy Keogh and ver­sa­tile de­fender Tony McMa­hon, from Sh­effield United, un­til the end of the sea­son.

And ac­cord­ing to the 35year-old, it was as sim­ple as hand­ing his trans­fer wish­list in to chair­man Karl Oys­ton.

“It’s great. I’ve been able to go out and get my own play­ers in,” he said. “I have been able to make my mark on the team. That’s what I’m try­ing to do.

“The player re­cruit­ment has been left to me, and I gave the chair­man a list of play­ers I wanted. It’s been an en­joy­able week and I’ve loved ev­ery minute of it.”

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