Date: 14th June 2016 at 5:24am
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New manager Gary Bowyer has said that he’s under no pressure to sell anybody he wants to keep this summer – and that applies to Tom Aldred.

With Aldred’s future the subject of a fair bit of speculation owing to the performances he put in last season despite relegation, a number of clubs are interested in taking him back into League One at least before the 2016/17 season kicks off – but Bowyer has promised he will fight to keep him.

Speaking to the Blackpool Gazette the new gaffer explained that Aldred would be key to his hopes of taking the club back up at the first time of asking.

‘We have to keep Tom Aldred, very much so. It will be a big plus for us if we can keep hold of Tom, he epitomises everything I want to bring here. He works hard, is dedicated and shows real commitment. It doesn`t surprise me other clubs are interested in him and hopefully we can keep him at Blackpool.’

With contracts working against some of Bowyer’s plans, and Colon Doyle bizarrely being available for a pound apparently, he went on to say that where he could have a say on the future of players, he was certainly going to have his say and keep them if he can.

‘I`m under no instructions to sell anyone or get rid of anyone. Saying that, there`s no club in the country that isn`t a selling club though. Manchester United sold Cristiano Ronaldo, Tottenham sold Gareth Bale, at times all clubs sell players. I won`t bury my head in the sand and think we won`t ever sell a player, sometimes it just happens. But I`m under no pressure to sell anyone here, so hopefully we will keep the ones we want to.’

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