Blackpool set to sign Rangers striker Dodoo

Joe Dodoo in action for Rangers against Celtic
Joe Dodoo in action for Rangers against Celtic

Blackpool are expected to wrap up the season-long loan signing of Rangers striker Joe Dodoo.

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The deal was due to be announced on Monday, when the 22-year-old attended Bloomfield Road to finalise his deal. But the club is still waiting on final confirmation from the Glasgow club, though this is expected to be a formality.
Dodoo may not be the only new arrival either, with manager Gary Bowyer looking to complete one or two more acquisitions.
Once the loan move is agreed, Dodoo will become the Seasiders’ third new recruit of the summer following the permanent signings of Michael Nottingham and Harry Pritchard from non-league.
Dodoo has managed only 27 appearances in two seasons at Ibrox since moving north from Leicester City.
He has two seasons left on his contract but Rangers are looking to offload players to fund new boss Steven Gerrard’s spending plans.
The attacker has League One experience from a short stint at Bury in 2015 and a longer loan spell at Charlton last season, when he scored twice in eight games.
Born in Ghana, Dodoo has won an England Under-18 cap.
Blackpool are also among the clubs interested in Peterborough United midfielder Anthony Grant.
That’s according to Posh’s director of football Barry Fry, who revealed the central midfielder has been given permission to speak to an unnamed club without a fee having yet been agreed.
Shrewsbury Town, Portsmouth and Lincoln City are also said to be in for the 31-year-old.
Grant, a combative midfielder who likes to break up play, made 48 appearances for Peterborough last season, two of them against Blackpool.
The Londoner has also played for Southend United, Stevenage, Crewe Alexandra and Port Vale. He joined Posh from Vale in January last year for an undisclosed six-figure fee.

Blackpool will find out their Carabao Cup first-round opponents when the draw is made in Vietnam on Friday (10.45am UK time).
They will be ball number four in the northern part of the draw, which is now unseeded. Matches will take place on the week commencing August 13.
Extra-time can be played in the final only, with all other drawn ties going straight to penalties. Shoot-outs will revert to the traditional format, rather than the recently trialled ABBA formula.
VAR will be utilised for all ties at Premier League stadia.