Nathan Tyson described the running of Blackpool FC as “very short of professional” ahead of his return with Doncaster this afternoon.
It’s more than two years since the striker’s unsuccessful spell at Bloomfield Road, where he managed just six appearances without a goal.
He has since rebuilt his career at Doncaster, firing 14 goals last term, and is baffled by goings-on his former club.
Tyson said: “So much has happened there since I was at Blackpool. I don’t know what happened there, I really don’t.
“I brush that spell at Blackpool under the carpet. It just didn’t work out really.
“It’s a shame to see what’s happened to Blackpool. I met some lovely people and fans there. I know how passionate they are about their club.
“The way things have been run up there is very short of professional.
“As someone who played there, it’s sad to see what’s been going on.”
Tyson was signed for Pool by Paul Ince in August 2013 but was loaned out to Notts County and Fleetwood.
Now 33, he added: “I’m looking forward to going back. I didn’t really get much of a chance. I didn’t even start a game for them.
“It was tough for me. I’ll probably recognise a couple of staff and that’s it. Even the kitman has left ...everyone has.”