New contract offers for Waddington and Telford

Mark Waddington
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Blackpool have offered fresh contract offers to young duo Dom Telford and Mark Waddington.

Much was made earlier in the season when the pair broke into the senior squad before being banned from training after turning down professional terms.

Dom Telford

Dom Telford

After a change of heart by chairman Karl Oyston, boss Lee Clark was given the green light to select them but their futures at the club remain in doubt.

But the manager revealed new offers have been tabled.

“They’ve been offered new improved contracts, a few weeks ago,” Clark revealed.

“They know I want them to be a part of the future here and we’ve made them offers.

“Whether we need to push those again or not, we’ll see.”

Both Telford and Waddington were subject of interest in the January transfer window with offers coming in for both the 18-year-olds.

Stoke City moved for striker Telford, while Brighton made a cash offer for Waddington who hasn’t played since after breaking a bone in his foot.

Clark added: “We turned down offers from a Premier League club for Dom and a Championship club for Mark.

“Mark is off crutches now and he’ll be in and around the club which is great.

“I think he’s found it tough. You see them players often burst into the team then have a little dip which they come out of.

“We are trying to rely on these lads week-in week out in the starting eleven and it’s a tough gig for them.”