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Dobbie next in at Fleetwood

Former Blackpool striker Stephen Dobbie has joined Fleetwood on a season-long loan from Crystal Palace.

The 31-year-old follows Newcastle forward Adam Campbell through the entrance doors at Highbury as Graham Alexander swells his attacking options ahead of the season's opening weekend.

Dobbie joins former Seasiders Keith Southern and Stephen Crainey in returning to the Fylde coast this summer, with the Cod Army preparing for their debut campaign in Sky Bet League One.

Fleetwood's latest signing spent the majority of last season on loan with Blackpool, scoring crucial goals against Brighton and Wigan in April which went a long way to keeping them in the Championship.

He has not played for Palace since August and is yet to appear under Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park.