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Free tickets for Blackpool fans

23 April 2014

Under-fire Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has attempted to appease the club's disgruntled supporters by giving them 3,000 free tickets for this weekend's trip to Wigan.

All season-ticket holders at Bloomfield Road were in line for the offer for the crucial contest at the DW Stadium with the Seasiders now inside the bottom three after a miserable run of results.

That allocation was immediately snapped up on Tuesday afternoon while the Blackpool Supporters Association are offering free travel for the short trip.

Oyston has come under heavy fire from supporters lately for not providing sufficient funds for the Sky Bet Championship club while he has also failed to hire a permanent manager after axing Paul Ince in January.

Fans invaded the pitch against Burnley last Friday, stopped play twice by throwing tangerines and tennis balls on to the field and displayed banners blasting Oyston for treating the club like a 'cash cow'.

"Plans are being made now to solve the club's deficiencies this summer," Oyston told the Blackpool Gazette.

"We are ready to address all the deficiencies we have. Once we are safe the hard work starts in the summer for us. But for now we have to put that to one side; we have two cup finals now that are of critical importance.

"It took us 30 years to get out of the bottom two divisions and I'd hate us to drop back into them, so we are making a final push to support the team."

Blackpool are only inside the bottom three on goal difference but Birmingham, also on 43 points, have a game in hand.

The final game of the season sees Barry Ferguson's side host Charlton, who are only two points above the Tangerines themselves.

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