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Former Chelsea defender close to Blackpool switch

Gordon was released by Chelsea this year (©GettyImages)
Gordon was released by Chelsea this year (©GettyImages).

Championship outfit Blackpool are chasing former Chelsea left-back Ben Gordon, following his release from Stamford Bridge. 

The left-back has struggled for first-team football at Chelsea, failing to make an appearance for the first-team since he signed his pro-contract in 2009 after making the move from Leeds.

Since his signing at Chelsea, Gordon has made seven loan moves to clubs across the Football League. His most recent loan moves last season were to Birmingham and a one-month move to Yeovil. He made only one appearance at Birmingham following injury and three appearances for Yeovil. 

But the 22-year-old defender has been attracting interest from the Seasiders, with manager Paul Ince reportedly interested in inviting the defender for a trial when pre-season resumes. 

And Gordon himself feels that he is ready for a move that will see him play regularly after disappointing spells in the Midlands and Somerset with Birmingham and Yeovil. 

"There has been quite a lot of interest in me and I'm looking at a few offers, but the most important thing for me is putting another 80 to 100 games on my CV," Gordan told reporters. "Last season didn't really get started for me after going to Birmingham on loan and getting injured, the manager bought in Paul Robinson and by the time I got fit I hardly featured." 

And Gordon has also highlighted the need for a healthy pre-season, to ensure that he begins the season in top-form.

"It's also important that I get a good pre-season under my belt this year as I missed most of it last year through injury," added the former Chelsea defender.

 

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