Blackpool look set to lose out on 18-year-old Harrison McGahey, as yet another Blackpool player has decided that their career lies away from Bloomfield Road and many taking a step down to carry on their trade, according to the Blackpool Gazette.
Young Harrison McGahey may have only made four appearances in tangerine but he fit into the heart of the defence like a glove after being thrown in there by former interim manager Barry Ferguson against Burnley.
Blackpool fans questioned the choice to play an 18 year old in a big relegation battle but McGahey put all those questions to bed as Blackpool were the strongest at the back they have been all season. He also featured against Brighton and the crunch game against Wigan where he was superb. This is why Blackpool fans want to keep the talented youngster as the rebuilding begins.
Hardly any players
Blackpool have only got eight players - Sergei Zenjov signed on Friday - on the books and with pre-season supposedly meant to start today it is a huge concern that players who were offered a contract decided against staying at Bloomfield Road.
Even reliable stars leaving
The most alarming thing was ever present players last season such as Kirk Broadfoot, Neal Bishop and Chris Basham deciding to drop down to League One. Mark Halstead, who joined Shrewsbury, reportedly said: “It looks to be a brilliantly run club and compared to Blackpool it seems to be much more professional and looks to be a club going places.”
A fresh start needed?
However, after Blackpool's disastrous season last year Blackpool will probably prefer to look elsewhere than the players who played last season as the former Premier League club want to reach those lofty heights once again.
The Seasiders are making much bigger steps towards rebuilding the squad under new manager Jose Riga. He has already brought in his coaching staff and now aims to have a full squad by the start of the season.
Blackpool fans will hope that Harrison McGahey will be there as it is always a sense of pride when a player from the youth side makes it into the senior squad.
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