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Blackpool boss pleased for Coleman

Updated: Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 14:38

Seamus Coleman
Seamus Coleman

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is pleased to see Seamus Coleman making a name for himself in the Barclays Premier League after a spell at Bloomfield Road - even though he now poses a threat for opposing sides.

Former Sligo Rovers defender Coleman, who helped the Seasiders win promotion to the top flight during a loan stint last season, came back to haunt his former employers with a goal against them for Everton in Saturday's 2-2 draw.

The Tangerines could come up against another loanee from last term tonight when they travel to Aston Villa, for whom 20-year-old Barry Bannan impressed on his first league start at the weekend.

Holloway is disappointed he could not hang onto the pair but takes some satisfaction from the knowledge he has helped both players progress to where they are now.

‘I'm delighted for them, but I wish they were still mine, or that I could borrow them again,’ Holloway said.

‘It doesn't always go well when someone moves clubs, but with young lads who are developing and improving, I'm delighted to be a small part of it.

‘Seamus didn't celebrate on Saturday even though it is his first Premier League goal.

‘I said to him afterwards "why didn't you miss?"- I thought it was a little bit harsh, he could have slotted it wide!

‘But they are good lads. They worked out well for us and I wish them well.’