Blackpool turn to Paterson and Addison to add experience

Miles Addison on loan at Pool last season
Miles Addison on loan at Pool last season
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Blackpool could turn to Miles Addison and Martin Paterson in an attempt to add know-how to their young squad.

The pair have been offered terms at Bloomfield Road this week as manager Neil McDonald hopes to build on Saturday’s first win of the season at Scunthorpe.

After missing out on targets ahead of last Tuesday’s transfer deadline, Pool have been forced to look at the out-of-contract market, with Addison and Paterson two top options.

The Seasiders have also been linked with former Southampton striker Guly do Prado, who left Chicago Fire last month.

Former Burnley and Huddersfield forward Paterson, 28, began training with the Seasiders last week after leaving Orlando City and Pool hope a deal can be done quickly.

Boss McDonald said: “We are having a good look at Martin. We are hoping we can do something with him. He’s had an injury but he’s back from that now.

“He was due to go to the game on Saturday but his wife hasn’t been very well.

“If we can get it over the line, then brilliant.”

The 26-year-old Addison is no stranger to Blackpool fans, having played five times for the club at the end of last season on loan from Bournemouth.

Following the Cherries’ promotion to the Premier League, the defender or midfielder was released by Eddie Howe and is yet to find a club.

The Gazette understands he has been offered terms at Bloomfield Road this week.

Both players are short of match practice, though Paterson has spent this summer with Orlando in the MLS.

McDonald added: “Fitness is always an issue when you’re not playing games and Martin is no different, but we are working very hard in training to get him fit, and anyone else who hasn’t been playing.”

Do Prado, 33, made 118 appearances for Southampton, helping the south coast club to successive promotions from League One and the Championship before being released 16 months ago.

The Brazilian joined Chicago Fire in January and played 15 times before his contract was cancelled last month.