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Bradford City sign goalkeeper for £1

Bradford City have signed goalkeeper Colin Doyle from Blackpool for a fee of £1.

Doyle was available for a pittance due to a clause in his contract which was activated after Blackpool's dismal season which culminated in relegation to League Two.

Ex-Birmingham stopper Doyle, who has one Republic of Ireland cap to his name, has signed a two-year deal at Valley Parade.


Two charged over Blackpool chairman harassment

Lancashire Police have confirmed two men have been charged as part of their investigation into claims of harassment against Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston.

Stephen Reed and David Ragozzino have each been charged with harassment and bailed to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court in November having originally been arrested and released on police bail back in August.

Karl Oyston is not popular. Credit: PA

Ragozzino has previously been the subject of defamation action commenced by Oyston earlier this year, and Lancashire Police revealed they launched this investigation into allegations the Seasiders chairman was being harassed by text message back in March.

Oyston, who has experienced a strained relationship with the Blackpool fanbase in recent years, was banned by the Football Association for six weeks over the summer following a foul-mouthed text-message exchange he had with another supporter in 2014.

Blackpool winless streak continues

Blackpool have not won a game since January 31, losing again on Tuesday night at home to Burton Albion.

The Seasiders took the lead through Jack Redshaw in the first-half, but this was overturned by a Abdenasser El Khayati double in the second period, ensuring Blackpool have not won in their last 21 games.

Henry Cameron is getting used to losing. Credit: PA

Manager Neil McDonald later admitted chairman Karl Oyston suspension from football for sending abusive texts has not helped his transfer plans.

“I hope the chairman coming back can make a big difference for us. We have lots of problems off the pitch and it’s been difficult.

“It’s been difficult trying to bring players in without the chairman being around.

“There’s no point moaning, though, and hopefully we can move forward now."

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