GTF wants fair deal at Blackpool

Gary Taylor-Fletcher in action
Gary Taylor-Fletcher in action
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GARY Taylor-Fletcher doesn’t want to leave Blackpool – he just wants parity with what others are earning.

The striker confirmed that he, along with Keith Southern, has rejected the Seasiders offer of a new deal.

A fresh round of talks is expected between the representatives of both men and Pool chairman Karl Oyston in the next couple of weeks.

Neal Eardley – the third senior member of the squad whose pay has been cut since relegation – is also hoping for a new deal, though it is understood he has yet to receive an offer.

Taylor-Fletcher’s agent, Matt Buck, from the PFA, said: “Gary is just looking for parity with other senior players, and he feels the offer doesn’t reflect that.

“I wouldn’t say we were miles apart, but the fact he has rejected it and the talks have stopped does reflect they are a distance apart.

“But it’s not impossible to get it to where he wants it to be.

“I don’t know the figures or anything to do with the contract of Keith Southern.

“But I believe he and Gary are in a similar situation with regards to offers that have been made.

“I can’t speak for Keith, but Gary’s is short of what he hoped for and had expected.

“Some players have come in since he signed his previous deal, and others signed fresh contracts earlier in the summer, and he is just looking for parity with that.

“He definitely wants to stay at the club.

“He likes the manager, he loves the club, and he has had some of his best footballing years over the last four years at Blackpool.

“But at his age (30), obviously the next contract he signs will be very important.”