Midfielder returns in attempt to earn Pool contract

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Faris Haroun is back training with the Seasiders in an attempt to earn a new contract at Bloomfield Road.

The 28-year-old was released at the end of last season after being signed by then stand-in boss Barry Ferguson.

He played nine times during his five months at Blackpool before finding himself out of favour.

He left the club when the season ended in May.

But he’s been invited to train with Pool by boss Jose Riga who knows his fellow countryman from earlier in his career.

Haroun credits a system created by the current Blackpool boss called ‘Senseball’ – comprising of a ball in a net which can be used to improve technique, for helping develop his game as a youngster.

It’s understood he’s one of three trial players currently training with the club as Riga attempts to build a squad for the coming season.

At present Pool have just eight players signed on and are set to fly to Spain for their pre-season training camp in just eleven days.

Tensions are understood to be high at the club, with Riga battling chairman Karl Oyston for funds to add to his squad.

The situation sparked fans’ group leader Glenn Bowley to describe the club as a ‘utter shambles’ over the weekend and an online petition has attracted more than 1,000 signatures overnight demanding instant action from Oyston.