Struggling Blackpool have sacked head coach Jose Riga after just four-and-a-half months in charge.
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Blackpool earned a priceless victory in their fight against the drop as they shocked play-off chasing Wigan 2-0 in the Sky Bet Championship.
The Latics could have booked their place in the top six with a victory, but Uwe Rosler's men were below-par across the board and squandered an excellent opportunity to take the lead when Martyn Waghorn saw his penalty saved midway through the first half.
Goals after half-time from Andy Keogh and Stephen Dobbie sealed victory for the visitors, who completed a double over their Lancashire rivals.
Play-off chasing Brighton had to be content with a point as relegation-threatened Blackpool battled to a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium.
Dale Stephens fired a terrific opener for the Seagulls early in the second half, but Stephen Dobbie levelled impressively only four minutes later.
Blackpool have taken former USA international and wonderkid Freddy Adu on trial, with the attacker playing in a behind-closed-doors friendly for the side on Wednesday.
Tangerines boss Barry Ferguson watched the attacker play 45 minutes in a 6-2 win over the club's youth team and is expected to make a decision on whether to sign him at the end of the week.
Tom Ince is set to hold talks with Swansea over an initial loan move from Blackpool, Press Association Sport understands.
The winger is expected to arrive in south Wales on Monday afternoon after the Seasiders gave the England Under-21 international permission to discuss a switch to the Liberty Stadium.
Thomas Ince appears poised for a move to the Barclays Premier League after Blackpool announced the attacking midfielder has been granted the go-ahead to hold talks over a loan switch.
Ince, who turns 22 on Thursday, is the son of former England midfielder Paul Ince who was recently sacked as Blackpool's manager.
He has been linked with a host of clubs, including Swansea and Monaco, and a long-anticipated switch to top-flight league football looks to be imminent.
So Paul Ince was given a final shot on basis he made list of transfer targets by Monday. He then went on coaching course instead #BFC1887
Oyston: "I would like recruitment on players as a priority. I wasn't made aware by Paul he would disappear off face of the earth." #BFC1887
Also Oyston confirms Ince told by text: "I informed them we were making changes by text because we couldn't get hold of them." #BFC1887