Neil Critchley outlines what's next for Blackpool striker Ewan Bange following return to Bloomfield Road

Blackpool will look to send Ewan Bange back out on loan for the second half of the season.

By Matt Scrafton
Thursday, 20th January 2022, 12:18 pm

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The striker returned to Bloomfield Road last week following the expiration of his loan spell at AFC Telford United.Bange made just five appearances for the National League North side, having linked up with the Bucks on November 9.

The academy product enjoyed a far more prolific loan spell with Bamber Bridge earlier in the season, where he hit double figures.

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When asked what is next for the 20-year-old, Pool boss Neil Critchley told The Gazette: “His situation is similar to Rob Apter and Brad Holmes (who are both out on loan).

“Bangey has had a couple of loans now, but he’s waiting patiently and we just have to find the next step or the next club for him that we feel is the right one.

“He’s back training and as ever, we will just wait and see if we can find what we think is the best club for him for the second half of the season.”

Bange spent the first three months of the season on loan with Northern Premier League side Bamber Bridge, where he enjoyed an impressive spell alongside Pool teammate Rob Apter, who has since joined National League North side Chester.

Bange is now back training with the Seasiders

Playing under former Seasiders Jamie Milligan and John Hills, the rangey striker scored 10 goals in 18 games.

Bange made his Blackpool debut in October 2019 as a substitute during the EFL Trophy defeat to Carlisle United.

He signed a professional contract with the Seasiders in December 2020, a deal that is due to run out at the end of the season - although Blackpool do hold the option to extend by 12 months.

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