Blackpool F.C have suffered another setback regarding their summer signing Jose Cubero as he is still struggling to regain full fitness after further surgery on his foot.
Cubero was signed by former manager Jose Riga for £300,000 this summer. It was reported that Cubero and fellow team mate Sergi Zenjov were the two players who Riga insisted Karl Oyston on signing.
But he has had an awful lot of problems surrounding him since his arrival at Bloomfield Road and this latest problem will just annoy both manager and player.
Cubero has been left out of many a Blackpool squad due to the club failing to gain a work permit for him despite having played enough international games to qualify. This meant that Cubero only managed his debut for Blackpool in September against Norwich.
Blackpool fans were in agreement that the World Cup star looked impressive in his first start for the Seasiders but lacked fitness as he seemed to be struggling with the pace of the game just after the 70 mins mark.
Cubero started for the again against Middlesbrough but was withdrawn at half time and has not featured since due to his injury problems.
Blackpool fans are disgruntled with the fact that Cubero has not been able to play as they feel he will bring some international class to the team but fear injuries will disrupt his time at Bloomfield Road and he may disappear into the wilderness like others before him.
Blackpool manager Lee Clark said that Cubero had returned to his homeland to remove a pin from an operation he had two years ago but it is now reported has returned.
Cubero informed the Blackpool Gazette, “I think things went to plan with the operation.
“It was a simple one to remove the screw."
“The problem is that I have too much of an arch in my foot and this causes me discomfort due to bad positioning."
“At the moment we are hoping this operation will avoid further problems."
“The screw is from when I broke the fifth metatarsal.”
Nobody is questioning that Cubero is faking the injury or playing on it a bit too much but fans are just wanting to see thier new man a lot more. Cubero already made himself popular by creating the hash-tag "#GoTangerines".
During a time when nobody wanted to play for the club fans were pleased to see his enthusiasm and will be also be buoyed by his further words: “I have to get this right as we are talking about my career.
“The most important thing for me is to play for Blackpool.”
Blackpool want their World Cup star but as stated will probably have to wait another month.