Former Wigan Athletic captain Emmerson Boyce is on trial at Blackpool and is set to feature in the behind closed doors friendly with Morecambe on Tuesday, reports Sports Mole.
Boyce, 35, left Wigan after nine years at the club where he had captained the Latics to FA Cup glory in 2013 and made nearly 300 appearances.
He turned down the chance to stay at the club in a pay-as-you-play deal and joined Blackpool on Monday on trial with a view to earn a deal with the Bloomfield Road side.
The defender would provide experience, which Neil McDonald’s squad is currently short of, with the new season less than a fortnight away.
Boyce is expected to feature against Morecambe in a friendly that was forced to be played behind closed doors after threats of crowds disturbances.
Despite Morecambe hosting the match, the media have also been barred from the game “at the request of Blackpool FC”.
The Seasiders’ friendly with Lancaster City earlier this month had to be abandoned after a pitch invasion just like their final match of last season against Huddersfield Town.
Supporters are venting their anger towards the owners, the Oyston family, over the way the club is run and the Blackpool Supporters ‘ Trust (BST) have made an offer to buy the club.
Blackpool finished bottom of the Championship last year with the joint record lowest points tally and now Neil McDonald has been handed the task of rebuilding the squad in order to compete in League One.
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