Blackpool want to terminate the loan for first-choice goalkeeper Joe Lewis to avoid triggering a clause that means they will have to sign him permanently.
Lewis, who is currently on loan from Cardiff City, has been one of the Championship's bottom club's better performers this season, but was left out for the weekend's 7-2 defeat to Watford, and Blackpool have since asked the Welsh club to terminate the loan, report the Blackpool Gazette.
It is thought Blackpool will be obliged to sign the former Peterborough man for £40,000 if he plays 40 matches.
After being on the bench on Saturday, Lewis has not trained with the club, due to the limbo the current situation has left him in.
Lee Clark says he was embarrassed to see his Blackpool lose 7-2 at Watford on Saturday.
The Championship's bottom club were leading by two goals at half-time, but succumbed to another desperate defeat.
"At ten to four it was looking fantastic. At ten to five it was embarrassing," Clark said. "We’re deeply embarrassed by that second-half. To concede seven goals in any game, never mind a half, is very disappointing and frustrating.
"You just can’t play like we did in the second-half, at any level. We’ll take all the flack that is going to come our way in the next few days, and rightly so."
Watford 3 Blackpool 2
53: Incredible turn-around from #watfordfc! Ighalo scores his second from an angle, cutting it back across Parish. Deeney with the assist.
...and now it's four.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations about insulting text messages he sent to a supporter.
Oyston has been urged to resign by the club's president Valeri Belokon after he called a supporter a "retard".
He engaged in a series of foul-mouthed text messages with Blackpool supporter Stephen Smith and Oyston also told him to "enjoy the rest of your special needs day out".
An FA statement said: "Having only recently come into possession of all the relevant material, the FA has sought the observations of Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston in relation to text messages he is alleged to have sent to a third party. Mr Oyston has until Thursday 15 January 2015 to respond."
In a statement issued through the club in December, Oyston apologised and said he was "challenging some of the abuse, harassment and threats" he had received after his mobile phone number was made public on a website.
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Police have launched an investigation into the death of a four-week-old baby boy in Blackpool.
The child was pronounced dead at Blackpool Victoria Hospital after being taken by ambulance from a house at around midday on Boxing Day.
Two people were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and child neglect, Lancashire Police said.
The pair, a 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, have been bailed until June.
Police are treating the death as "unexplained" - a post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow.
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People around the UK are facing disruption with 80mph winds and huge coastal waves predicted for some areas today.
Good Morning Britain's Jonathan Swain reports from a very windy Blackpool:
A Blackpool hotel that issued a £100 fine to unhappy guests after they condemned it as a "filthy stinking hovel" in an online review has withdrawn the charge.
Tony and Jan Jenkinson were told they were being hit with the extra credit card charge because they had broken the hotel's "no bad review site" with their negative posting on review site TripAdvisor.
Blackpool Council said the hotel is understood to have reimbursed the couple, as well as scrapping the policy.
Our trading standards team became aware of this issue last week.
As a result, we have spoken to the hotel owner and asked for the policy to be removed, which has now happened.
This is a unique case and not one that we have come across before.
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