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Clarification

24 August 2015

Despite a recent negative headline in the Blackpool Gazette surrounding Bright Osayi-Samuel’s future, the club had been in positive talks with the young winger about a professional deal for the last few weeks.

The 17-year-old officially put pen-to-paper on an initial two-year deal this afternoon and revealed how the manager had played a big part in his decision to stay.

At a time when Neil McDonald is working to turn the club’s fortunes around, the Blackpool Gazette feels compelled to continue with a number of inaccurate and misleading headlines or articles.

In a recent column, it was stated in the Gazette that the club was giving ‘preferential treatment’ to media partners in what was ‘basically a pay-as-you-interview scenario’. This has not been the case, as highlighted by the interviews the manager has done with eight different media organisations outside of match obligations.

The club has made clear that it will favour sensible, balanced media alongside those that hold arrangements with The Football League this season.

It is important that supporters continue to seek accurate information regarding the club on the official website and via other media outlets.

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