MATT Phillips will not face Millwall on Saturday after reports he’s handed in a transfer request at Bloomfield Road.
The 21-year-old is believed to have indicated his desire to leave the club and has withdrawn from the squad for Pool’s opening game of the season.
Blackpool are refusing to confirm whether or not a transfer request has been received, but are maintaining Premier League club Southampton have acted inappropriately in their pursuit of the Scotland international.
Blackpool reported the Saints over what they believe is an illegal approach last week.
And the latest developments are only going to anger boss Ian Holloway and Chairman Karl Oyston further.
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