Hough to leave Bloomfield Road

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Club secretary Chris Hough is to leave Blackpool Football Club, the Gazette can reveal.

Hough will serve his last day at Bloomfield Road tomorrow - set to be replaced by former Cardiff City secretary Nick Alford.

Replacing Matt Williams, who left the Seasiders to take over as chief executive at Shrewsbury Town, Hough has been at Blackpool for little over a year.

During that time he has been involved in a number of embarrassing incidents.

In November Pool were fined £30,000 for selecting Donervon Daniels to play against Millwall when he was ineligible – chairman Karl Oyston played down the incident as an “administrative blunder”.

Earlier in the season Blackpool arrived at Nottingham Forest with only 15 of their travelling squad of 21 registered in time for the game.

Hough was later to take on kitman duties, following the departure of Alan Bent - famously making goalkeeper Joe Lewis play in a signed shirt intended for an auction.

In an e-mail circulated to Football League clubs and seen by The Gazette Hough spoke of an ‘incredibly difficult season’.