Oriol twins head out of Pool

Blackpool's Joan Oriol
Blackpool's Joan Oriol
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Joan and Edu Oriol have left Blackpool after agreeing to terminate their contracts six months early.

The Spanish brothers have been frozen out since Lee Clark replaced Jose Riga as Blackpool manager.

The 28-year-old twins have reached a financial agreement with the club after talks with chairman Karl Oyston.

The brothers joined Pool in August on one-year deals but are now free to find new clubs.

Edu made the last of his 10 Pool appearances in the 3-0 defeat at Reading in October, Riga’s last game in charge.

Joan made his 12th and final appearance in the following match, the defeat by Ipswich which was Clark’s first at the helm.

Clark is hoping to replace the pair quickly, and The Gazette understands at least two more players could arrive ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wolves.