Pool captain left out of squad

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CLUB captain Jason Euell has been left out of the 25-man squad for the second half of the season, with the long-serving Danny Coid also kicking his heels.

It is likely the pair will look for a move when the loan window for Football League clubs reopens next week.

Malaury Martin hasn’t recovered sufficiently from a long-term knee injury to make the squad list, neither has striker Billy Clarke. Ishmel Demontagnac, who returns from a loan spell at Stockport on Sunday, has also missed out.

Chris Basham, though, does make the cut, and there is encouraging news about the 22-year-old. He is just a fortnight away from fitness after making a swift recovery from a broken leg.

That will be a boost for Ian Holloway, who spent £500,000 on Basham in the summer and believes the former Bolton man can be a vital player for the club.

It has emerged that Blackpool had lined up former Manchester United and Hearts midfielder Michael Stewart on deadline day to replace Charlie Adam, had the skipper departed.

Stewart, 29, who left Turkish club Gençlerbirli last month after a disagreement about his contract, held talks with the Seasiders, but the deal didn’t go through.

Pool decided to pull out of a deal to sign Plymouth left-back Onismor Bhasera, and failed with two separate offers for Southend United’s highly rated defender Bilel Mohsni.

The Seasiders’ teenage striker, Louis Almond, extended his loan spell at non-league Barrow.

Almond, who has four goals in his six starts for the Conference club, will stay until April 3, though Pool can recall the 19-year-old at any point if they need him.

Former Seasiders winger Hameur Bouazza has returned to England, joining Millwall until the end of the season.