Blackpool boss: Club has been transparent with out-of-favour players

Neil Critchley says Blackpool have been completely “open and honest” with the players who have been left out of the club’s 25-man squad list.

Friday, 10th September 2021, 4:45 pm

The likes of Teddy Howe, Oliver Sarkic and Joe Nuttall haven’t been registered and can’t feature in a league game until January at the earliest.

Fans were surprised to see the trio, who haven’t made a single appearance between them so far this season, remain with the club after the transfer window closed.

“They’re all training and they’re at the club,” Critchley told The Gazette.

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“They know the situation. All their personal circumstances are different and they’re at different degrees of where they’re at in their careers and fitness-wise.

“We’ve been open and honest with our communication, but they’re still training and they’re here.

“They know the situation they’re in and they know they’re not in the 25-man squad.”

Another player left out of the 25-man squad is Bez Lubala, who is unavailable for selection due to a ‘club matter’.

Critchley has been unable to provide any more information about the 23-year-old’s situation when asked by The Gazette.

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