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Blackpool give AWOL Ranger new deal as 22 leave

Relegated Blackpool will see 22 of their players leave the club this summer, but have extended Nile Ranger's contract, despite the fact the striker has not been seen at the club since December.

The club, who started last season with just eight players, are now left with ten professionals under contract, not including a goalkeeper.

Nile Ranger might be back. Credit: PA

Of those who remain, Jose Miguel Cubero is expected to be sold during the summer, the legitimacy of Andrea Orlandi's contract has come into question and Ranger is absent without leave.

There are a collection of younger players still contracted to the managerless League One side with limited experience and Tom Aldred, who joined from Accrington Stanley in January and recent acquisition Jarrett Rivers from non-league Blyth Spartans.

League rule Blackpool abandonment is goalless draw

Blackpool fans had a pitch invasion. Credit: PA

Blackpool's abandoned Sky Bet Championship clash with Huddersfield will be recorded as a goalless draw, the Football League has announced.

The game on the final day of the season on May 2 was called off in the 48th minute after Blackpool fans staged a protest in the centre circle, with the score at 0-0.

The Football League board has decided that result should stand and have charged the Seasiders with failing to fulfil a fixture.



Referee stops play as Blackpool fans invade pitch in protest

The referee has been forced to stop the game between Blackpool and Huddersfield as fans have invaded the pitch in a protest against the club's owners.

With the match at 0-0 and just about to start the second half, fans ran onto the pitch to protest against owner Karl Oyston and his family.

Blackpool loss equals 106-year-old record

Blackpool lost at Cardiff. Credit: PA

Two penalties from Eoin Doyle helped Cardiff condemn relegated Blackpool to a full Championship season without an away victory thanks to a 3-2 victory, matching the club's record set in 1909.

Joe Mason's early strike fired the hosts into the lead, with Doyle doubling their advantage after Henry Cameron had fouled Aron Gunnarsson.

Andrea Orlandi's goal gave the visitors hope of mounting a comeback, but Doyle killed off their chances following Miles Addison's foul on Mason before Peter Clarke's late consolation.

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