Blackpool FC deadline day RECAP: Seasiders confirm last-minute deal for Crewe winger, right-back conundrum is solved

It's likely to be a hectic day at Bloomfield Road today as Blackpool look to complete their summer transfer business ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.

Tuesday, 31st August 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 11:36 am
The Seasiders have until 11pm tonight to complete their transfer business

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Blackpool FC transfer deadline day - LIVE

Last updated: Wednesday, 01 September, 2021, 13:10

  • Seasiders finally announce last-minute deal for Crewe winger Owen Dale
  • Right-backs Dujon Sterling and Jordan Gabriel make the move to Bloomfield Road
  • Pool knocked back for two midfielders

Has it been a good window?

Now that it’s all done and dusted, how do we rate Blackpool’s summer transfer window?

There were three incomings on deadline day, making it 13 in total. Ten others departed, meanwhile.

Here, The Gazette’s Blackpool FC reporter gives his verdict on the club’s window. Take a look.

With confirmation of Owen Dale’s deadline day move, that brings an end to Blackpool’s summer business.

The Seasiders ended the window by bringing in three players, in Dujon Sterling, Jordan Gabriel and, of course, Dale. No-one has moved on.

In terms of the window, Pool ended up bringing in 13 players, moving on a further 10. Here are the 13 incomings:

Josh Bowler (Everton)

Oliver Casey (Leeds)

Sonny Carey (Kings Lynn)

Callum Connolly (Everton)

Owen Dale (Crewe, LOAN)

Jordan Gabriel (Nottingham Forest)

Daniel Grimshaw (Man City)

Reece James (Doncaster)

Tyreece John-Jules (Arsenal, LOAN)

Richard Keogh (Huddersfield)

Shayne Lavery (Linfield)

Dujon Sterling (Chelsea, LOAN)

Ryan Wintle (Cardiff, LOAN)

Seasiders get their man

It’s taken a while to announce, but Owen Dale is finally a Blackpool player.

To read the full story on Dale’s move, click here.

It’s finally happening!

Still no news, but there’s no need to panic.

I’d imagine there’s a backlog at the EFL following yesterday’s deadline day drama.

We understand Blackpool submitted the paperwork for Owen Dale’s move before last night’s 11pm deadline and the club are still expecting the deal to go through.

It appears we’re now just awaiting official ratification from the EFL. Once that arrives, the move should be confirmed.

And still we wait!

Blackpool were hoping to get a late deal over the line - believed to be Crewe winger Owen Dale - before last night’s 11pm deadline, but we’ve still not heard any news.

The Gazette was told the club were working on another addition but no confirmation would arrive until today. It’s almost 9am and there’s still no news.

Keep those fingers crossed...

An update of sorts...

Is now officially closed.

But we now await news on whether or not Pool have been able to force through a late move or two. A deal could always be complete, it could just be a matter of officially announcing it. Documentation can always prove tricky, after all...

We await with bated breath.

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