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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.

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