Pool trying to add extra Miles

Blackpool's Miles Addison
Blackpool's Miles Addison
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Miles Addison says he’s more than willing to extend his stay at Bloomfield Road until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old’s current spell runs out this week but can be extended despite missing last night’s deadline, on the day club captain Tony McMahon headed out.

McMahon’s year-and-a-half spell at Blackpool looks to be over after he joined Bradford in a loan deal which will take him to the end of his contract this summer.

The 29-year-old hasn’t started for the Seasiders since the 3-1 defeat against Wigan at the end of February and was told he could leave by Lee Clark earlier this week.

Blackpool’s boss is desperate to extend Addison’s stay, and hopes he could join permanently at the end of the season.

Addison has impressed during his four appearances for the club and is more than happy to extend his stay.

“Playing football is my job and that’s what I’ve been doing at Blackpool, so I hope something can be done,” he said. “When you’re playing, everything else in life becomes easy. I can be honest and say I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far.”

Addison’s contract at league leaders Bournemouth expires in the summer and he’s one of many who are playing for their future.

And the midfield man hasn’t ruled out a return for Blackpool next season in League One.

He said: “There’s a lot of talk about next season from all angles, even though there’s still nine games left. “

Players are playing for their futures and some are being looked at for next season. I just want to give everything I’ve got every day,”

“If the manager and staff see that I’m trying my hardest and giving my best every day then hopefully they see something with a view to next season.”

Injuries have blighted Addison’s progress in recent seasons, leading to just 20 appearances for Bournemouth in three years.

Therefore he’s hoping the Blackpool move can remind people what he’s about.

“You only get judged on the latest thing you’ve done, and in the last few years I’ve been injured,” he admitted.

“It’s disappointing but that’s life, you’ll always be judged on what you did last.

“I want to show people that I’m fit and make real progress in my career because I’m only 26. I can still get better.

“Everybody is waiting for an injury to come round the corner but I’m determined to get stronger and stronger and be fit for an extended period.

“Being settled in a place is only going to help me. I hope that everything comes together now.