Blackpool FC deadline day: Live updates as Seasiders look to finalise transfer business before 11pm

It promises to be a frantic day at Bloomfield Road as Blackpool look to finalise their summer transfer business ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.

By Matt Scrafton
Monday, 31st January 2022, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 31st January 2022, 11:45 am

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The Seasiders are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline

Blackpool FC transfer deadline day - live updates

Last updated: Monday, 31 January, 2022, 23:04

  • Seasiders have until 11pm to complete their business
  • Josh Bowler to stay despite Forest and Bournemouth interest
  • Failed bids for Cameron Brannagan and Ollie Norburn
  • Bez Lubala completes loan move to Northampton, Joe Nuttall joins Scunthorpe

11pm: The transfer window is now closed

It's 11pm and the transfer window has closed.

Will have more considered reaction tomorrow when I've actually managed to sleep, but that's easily the most manic deadline day I've endured during my time in this job - and yet very little happened!

10.45pm: Blackpool’s updated squad

10.40pm: More details on Bowler

22.20pm: You can go to sleep

And with that I’m told Blackpool’s deadline day is done, no more ins or outs. You’re safe to go to sleep.

10.05pm: Brannagan bid rejected

10pm: Josh Bowler set to stay!

9.50pm: This one looks doubtful

A source close to Swindon says they’re “not aware” of a potential departure for Louis Reed.

Their local press have been told to stand down as their business looks to be done for the night.

9.45pm: A fresh rumour!

Blackpool have been linked with Swindon midfielder Louis Reed.

No idea if this is just a made-up Twitter rumour or if there’s more to it. But I’ll try and find out what I can.

9.30pm: Posh chairman on Ollie Norburn

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has taken to Instagram to film his thoughts on the window.

Here’s what he had to say about the Ollie Norburn situation:

“I spoke to Ollie myself on Saturday when I heard he wasn’t available for the game (against Sheffield United), he had a dead leg or something.

“Everything had come up with the bids from Blackpool then the story gets leaked on Saturday about wanting to move home. I don’t know where the story came from.

“We’re trying to play a game on Saturday and this is going on, so it’s not ideal.

“I spoke to him man-to-man on the phone and he explained the situation of wanting to move home. I get it, I’m a family guy. I haven’t seen my own kids or my wife for five weeks.

“I told him there’s 120 days until June and his job is to keep us in the Championship like every other player at the club.

“While I understand about the family situation, I have over 200 employees with their own families and there are careers on the line depending on whether we stay in the Championship or being in League One.

“I told him he has my word and we will work with him having more time at home and give us your best shot to keep us in the Championship.

“If it’s mission accomplished, I’ll do my best to get him a good move in June, which was my agreement with him. But that was then.

“Today, another offer came in three hours before the deadline and we told Blackpool ‘no, it’s not happening’. We left it at that because we wouldn’t have had time to get a replacement anyway.

“We wanted to keep him, the manager wants to keep him and it was his decision. The player is going to be disappointed, I get it, but there’s 120 days and 19 league games left. We paid a lot of money in the summer and we expect professionalism until the end of the season. He’s the type of character to give it his all.

“That’s that one, he was never going to leave.”

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