Pool sign Welsh defender

BLACKPOOL have signed Oldham defender Neal Eardley.

The Welsh international arrives at Bloomfield Road for a fee believed to be around 350,000 and has agreed a two-year deal with the option of a third.

The 20-year-old - who was named in the PFA's League One team of the year last season - goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's game at QPR.

He will wear the number five shirt which is available after Shaun Barker's move to Derby County.

Trialist Ishmel Demontagnac will also be involved at Loftus Road after agreeing a one-year deal at the club.

The former Walsall winger impressed during his spell on trial at Bloomfield Road and will wear the number 27 shirt.

The 21-year-old is the only one of Holloway's six trialists to be offered a deal so far.