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The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - by Neil Fissler

BOURNEMOUTH want to bol­ster their pro­mo­tion bid by sign­ing Crys­tal Palace striker Glenn Mur­ray on loan for the rest of the sea­son.

Mur­ray, 31, has an un­cer­tain fu­ture at Sel­hurst Park af­ter be­ing al­lowed to join an­other Cham­pi­onship side, Read­ing, on loan ear­lier in the sea­son.

Cher­ries boss Ed­die Howe wants to sign an­other striker and sees Mur­ray, who scored eight goals in 18 ap­pear­ances for the Roy­als, as the man to do what he needs.

Mur­ray was told by for­mer Palace boss Neil Warnock that he was the last in line for a first team place with the Pre­mier League out­fit.

He hasn’t played for the club since the end of Jan­uary.

Mur­ray has been a Palace player since May 2011 and helped them win pro­mo­tion in his sec­ond sea­son at the club by scor­ing 30 goals.

Bournemouth, who are bat­tling with Mid­dles­brough and Derby at the top of the Cham­pi­onship ta­ble, have scored the most goals in the di­vi­sion this sea­son.

But Howe is keen to add to his strike power for what he be­lieves could be the miss­ing part of his pro­mo­tion-win­ning jig­saw. BLACK­POOL are still keen on sign­ing Carlisle United ace Brad Potts de­spite hav­ing a loan move re­jected out of hand.

Black­pool have been look­ing at Potts, 20, for the last few months but will now wait un­til the sum­mer to make an­other move.

NOR­WCH CITY are lining up an end-of-sea­son move for Black­burn Rovers left-back Mar­cus Ols­son, the twin brother of Martin.

Swedish in­ter­na­tional Martin has been linked with a move to the Pre­mier League in the sum­mer with Swansea City.

Now Nor­wich see twin Mar­cus as his re­plac­ment.

The 26-year-old has spent the last three sea­sons at Ewood Park. He was re­leased last sum­mer only to be re-signed.

He could be off for good this sum­mer if Nor­wich fol­low up their in­ter­est in the player who has two in­ter­na­tional caps.

The Ols­son boys are the broth­ers-in­law of Dal­las Mav­er­icks bas­ket­ball star Dirk Now­itzki, who is mar­ried to their sis­ter Jes­sica.

Rovers could be forced to off­load play­ers this sum­mer to bal­ance their books af­ter hav­ing a trans­fer em­bargo im­posed this sea­son.

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