Ormerod linked with Stanley move

Blackpool's Brett Ormerod
Blackpool's Brett Ormerod
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BRETT Ormerod is mulling over a move to the place where it all started.

The striker looks like rejecting a contract offer from Blackpool and is instead in talks with Accrington Stanley.

He began his career playing part-time for Stanley and was working in a factory to make ends meet before moving to Pool in 1997.

Goals galore for the Seasiders earned him a £1.75m move to Southampton. The 35-year-old made an emotional return to Bloomfield Road in January 2009 and helped the club win promotion to the Premier League the following season.

He wrote himself into the history books as the first player to score for Blackpool in all four divisions, but Ormerod became a bit-part player, making only ten starts last term.

And that, combined with a new contract offer from the Seasiders best described as minimal, means he is set to go elsewhere.

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League Two Accrington appears the most likely destination.

“I’ve spoken to Brett a couple of times,” said Stanley assistant Leam Richardson, a former Pool player and a long-time pal of Ormerod’s.

“We’ve both been on holiday but I’ll meet him again for a chat this week.

“I think there will always be interest from Brett because he loves the club and wants us to do well.

“I think he said in an interview once that he would like to finish his career at Accrington, so we’ll have to see if that is still the case. It would be really nice if he did.”

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