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Rangers striker agrees Blackpool loan switch

January 19, 2012

Rangers striker John Fleck has agreed a loan switch to Championship outfit Blackpool. The striker will now stay at Bloomfield Road for the rest of the 2011/12 season. The 20 year old was farmed out on loan by Ibrox boss Ally McCoist to gain more first team experience. Fleck made only five appearances for the Gers during the current season and the loan reunites him with former Rangers stars Barry Ferguson and Danny Wilson.

Blackpool faced competition from Sheffield United for Fleck’s services but the striker chose the Seasiders over the Blades, who are in League One. Fleck could make his Blackpool debut as early as this weekend, when Ian Holloway’s side face Crystal Palace in the league.

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Tangerines swoop for Ferguson

July 22, 2011

Blackpool have completed the signing of Scottish midfielder Barry Ferguson from Birmingham City. Ferguson has been brought in by Tangerines boss Ian Holloway to strengthen the Seasiders’ midfield following the departure of club skipper Charlie Adam, Ferguson’s former team mate at Rangers, to Liverpool.

Ferguson has signed a two year deal with Blackpool with a further option for another year and becomes Ian Holloway’s sixth signing of the summer. The move also reunites him with ex Birmingham team mate Kevin Phillips, who also recently moved from the Midlands to Bloomfield Road.

The fee for Ferguson, who had a year to go on his Birmingham contract, was not revealed, but sources estimate it to be somewhere around the 600,000 pound mark.

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Liverpool’s Bruna seals Blackpool switch

July 18, 2011

Championship outfit Blackpool FC have completed the signing of youngster Gerardo Bruna from Liverpool. The 20 year old Argentine joined LFC from Real Madrid four years ago but failed to break into the first team and has left Anfield without making a single league appearance.

Mendoza born Bruna was part of the Spanish U17 side that won the 2008 European championships by beating France. He has signed a two year contract with Blackpool, with a further option for another twelve months.

Blackpool, who were relegated from the Premier League last season are also reportedly chasing Bruna’s team mate Tom Ince, but face competition from Fulham for his signature and have not yet been able to reach a deal for him.

Bruna is primarily a left sided attacking midfielder.

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Blackpool to offer Djordjic return to England

June 22, 2011

Blackpool are set to resurrect Bojan Djordjic’s career by offering the former Manchester United winger a two year contract. Djordjic is currently a free agent and acceptance of Blackpool’s offer will reunite him with Ian Holloway, who managed him when he used to play at Plymouth Argyle.

Blackpool were relegated from the Premier League last season and will therefore compete in the Championship this season.

Djordjic had an unsuccessful spell at Man United despite being named the club’s young player of the season for ’99-’00. He also had short stints at Sheffield Wednesday and current Scottish champions Rangers, neither of which really worked out well. His last club was Videoton in his native Sweden.

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Rangers sign Bartley and Diouf, loan out Beattie

February 1, 2011

Rangers have completed the signing of Senegalese forward El Hadji Diouf on loan from Blackburn Rovers till the end of the season. They have also confirmed that former Southampton striker James Beattie has been loaned out to Premiership newboys Blackpool till the end of the season.

Diouf is likely to make his Rangers debut in the Old Firm derby against Celtic in the Scottish Cup this weekend.

The signing of Diouf and David Healy strengthens Rangers’ attack after the departure of top scorer Kenny Miller this winter.

On transfer deadline day, Rangers also announced the signing of young defender Kyle Bartley on loan from Arsenal.

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Holloway refuses to part with Adam

January 23, 2011

Liverpool are the third English Premier League club to have a bid knocked back for Blackpool skipper Charlie Adam. The two Midlands clubs Aston Villa and Birmigham had earlier inquired about Adam but Blackpool boss Holloway rejected their bids, stating that they were ‘derisory’. Ian Holloway tore into Kenny Dalglish after the Scottish manager made a £4 million bid to sign Adam.

“I do not care if mighty Liverpool have made a bid for my captain and best player Charlie Adam – if they don’t improve it drastically or put a “1” in front of it, then they can go and whistle. They have offered £4m, which I think is a disgrace,” the Blackpool boss said indicating that it would take a bid of around £14 million to prize Adam away from Bloomfield Road.

After playing for Rangers for seven years, Adam switched to Blackpool in 2009 for a then club record fee of £500,000. Since then, he has been pivotal in Blackpool’s progress northwards and has also taken over the captain’s armband. In 61 appearances at Bloomfield Road, Adam has notched up an impressive 19 goals. He has looked at ease in the Premier League and a lot of top Premiership sides would kill to have someone like him in their squad.

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Blackpool make moves in the transfer market

August 8, 2010

Newly promoted Premier League side Blackpool have had a £500,000 bid accepted for Manchester United defender Craig Cathcart. Blackpool failed with a £350,000 bid for the 21-year old last week, but an improved bid has been accepted by United for a player who is not deemed close enough to break into the first team at United. Cathcart, who has played on loan at Watford and Plymouth is expected to be blooded right into Blackpool’s battle for Premier League survival. The Northern Ireland international has been at United since the age of 14 but hasn’t made a single appearance for the Red Devils.

Along with Cathcart, Holloway is close to sealing deals for Swansea’s Angel Rangel and Derby’s Rob Hulse. Holloway also intends to continue his pursuit of Leicester’s DJ Campbell and will make an improved offer for the lad who had a brief stint in the top division with Birmingham City.

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston said: ‘Various deals are being accepted and players are having medicals so with a bit of luck there will be one or two additions.’


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