New Blackpool deal for Edwards

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Rob Edwards has signed a new one-year contract with Barclays Premier League new boys Blackpool.

The 27-year-old's previous deal with the Seasiders expired at the end of June but he has now agreed a new contract which contains the option to extend for a further year. It means Edwards is set for a third season at Bloomfield Road having joined from Wolves in August 2008.

"There has never been any doubt that I wanted to stay and I'm just glad that it's all sorted now," he said. "I love working here with the lads and the manager (Ian Holloway) as well. I thoroughly enjoyed last year and I want to be part of it again this year, and hopefully even more so."

He added: "Being involved in the Premier League is the ultimate for any player and that was a big pull as well in me staying."

Meanwhile, Holloway hopes to wrap up the signing of Israeli defender Dekel Keinan in the next 48 hours.

Keinan had a medical with the Seasiders last week and is now waiting on a work permit before completing his move from Maccabi Haifa.

The 25-year-old would be Blackpool's first signing since they won promotion to the Premier League in May and Holloway is expecting Keinan to be able to take part in the club's pre-season preparations in Devon this week.

"Hopefully Dekel will get his work permit in the next couple of days," Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette.

"He'll be able to take part in the other games here in Devon."

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