Transfer News: Blackpool agree loan deal for Blackburn striker David Goodwillie

David Goodwillie: Blackburn striker set to join Blackpool

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Blackpool's caretaker manager Barry Ferguson has confirmed a deal has been agreed to sign Blackburn Rovers striker David Goodwillie on loan.

Goodwillie spent the first half of the season on loan at former club Dundee United and he scored three goals in 19 Scottish Premiership appearances.

The 24-year-old has been a target for Aberdeen, St Johnstone and Oldham Athletic this month, but is now set to stay in the Championship with Blackpool.

Ferguson, who was placed in temporary charge at Bloomfield Road earlier this week following Paul Ince's sacking, is pleased to have been given the go-ahead to sign Goodwillie.

The former Scotland captain has yet to make a decision on if he will stay in charge beyond Saturday's game with Doncaster Rovers, but he feels Goodwillie be a help to whoever replaces Ince permanently.

"I'm delighted the chairman has given me the go-ahead to bring in a couple of players and obviously delighted to have David Goodwillie on board," Ferguson told the Daily Record.

"David feels like a new challenge after a difficult couple of years in his career and I'm sure he'll get that at Blackpool, no matter who is the manager going forward.

"No agreement between myself and the chairman has been reached about me staying on as manager after the game.

"But the chairman and I believed we could benefit from bringing in a few players on short-term loan deals."

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd and Middlesbrough duo Andy Halliday and Frazer Richardson have also been linked with moves to Blackpool before the transfer window closes.