Pool have two Oriols but must wait for one Cubero

Blackpool's Jose Miguel Cubero
Blackpool's Jose Miguel Cubero
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Blackpool added another player to their squad yesterday but are still waiting on Jose Miguel Cubero.

Edu Oriol, twin brother of Pool defender Joan, has joined the club on a one-year deal, after The Gazette revealed the Seasiders’ interest in the 27-year-old last Thursday.

Edu, who is described as a pacy winger, spent last season with AEL Limassol in Cyprus, having played 60 times for Barcelona B. He is available for tonight’s home game against Brentford and is delighted to have his chance in England.

Oriol said: “It’s a dream for my brother and I to play in the same team, and for me to play in England. I will take time to adjust to the level but it’s something I’m really looking forward to.”

His signing takes Pool’s squad up to 25, though several are unavailable again tonight. Gary MacKenzie, Tom Barkhuizen and Bobby Grant are still out with knee injuries, while the club continues to wait for a work permit for Cubero.

The Costa Rican hasn’t made enough appearances for his national side to satisfy the criteria, meaning Pool need documents to prove his credentials.

While Pool have no doubt Cubero will be granted permission to work in the UK, they may have to wait a further two weeks for clearance.