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Blackpool eye Earnshaw deal

Sky Sports understands Blackpool are lining up a move for former Cardiff and West Brom striker Rob Earnshaw.

Earnshaw is a free agent after deciding against extending his stay with Major League Soccer side Toronto FC in January.

A number of clubs have expressed an interest in Earnshaw, but Blackpool are hoping to lure the 32-year-old to Bloomfield Road.

Blackpool boss Barry Ferguson is desperate to bolster his attacking options as he looks to end their terrible slump in form.

The Seasiders are battling to stay up in the Championship and Ferguson sees Earnshaw's experience and goalscoring record as valuable addition to his side for the remainder of the season.

Earnshaw is set to hold talks with Ferguson over a possible short-term deal until the end of the season.