Seasiders set to secure Varney

The 28-year-old joined the promoted Seasiders in August on loan
from Derby and has proved a big hit at Bloomfield Road. Varney
bagged his fourth Premier League goal of the season in Saturday’s
2-1 win over Wolves with a stunning early strike. Holloway says
Blackpool have already brokered a deal with Derby that will see
Varney make a permanent move for £250,000. He said: “We are
going to sign him in January. We have a massive clause in there.
“He can’t go anywhere else and we get him for £250,000. They
can’t change that, there’s nothing they can do about it. Unlucky.”
Varney would need to take a pay cut to join Blackpool permanently,
but he has hinted he would be willing to do so to join the club on
a full-time basis. He said: “I would be delighted if something
could be done because I’ve never enjoyed my football so much. The
togetherness here is nothing like I have ever seen before.
“Hopefully something can be sorted out in January or if not then at
the end of the season. You can’t not slot in here because the
gaffer gives you so much space to express yourself.”