Blackpool chase 50th player of the season

Dan Potts
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Blackpool are closing in on their 50th signing of the season.

The Seasiders have registered an astonishing 49 players with the Football League so far this season and are targeting another two ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Brighton.

Genk's Khaleem Hyland

Genk's Khaleem Hyland

West Ham left-back Dan Potts is the latest to appear on manager Lee Clark’s radar, while Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Khaleem Hyland has been training with Pool this week.

It’s part of yet another squad rebuild for the Seasiders, who will also start searching for another goalkeeper if they succeed in sending loan stopper Joe Lewis back to Cardiff.

Clark has been on the look-out for a left-back since Tom Kennedy’s loan deal expired and he could swoop for Potts before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday.

The England U20 international is available on loan, having made his only appearance of the season in a Capital One Cup tie in August.

Potts, 20, is the son of former West Ham captain Steve Potts. He has made two Premier League appearances – two years ago – and has also been linked with a move to Scottish club Livingston.

Hyland, who is 25 and has won 37 international caps, is a tough-tackling midfielder in his fourth season with Genk.

He is no longer wanted by the Belgian club and has been allowed to seek new employers by manager Alex McLeish, the former Rangers and Aston Villa boss.