Blackpool star expected to leave

The Scotland international was linked with moves to Aston Villa, Liverpool and Tottenham in the January transfer window, but Blackpool refused to sell the midfield star.

“Charlie played a massive part in us getting promoted,” said Eardley.

“I think he scored 19 goals last season from midfield, which is excellent, and he has proved again this season what a massive player he is for us.

“We have done well to keep him but I am sure Charlie will get his move in the summer or whenever because he is good enough to play for one of the big clubs.

“But for now he is still a Blackpool player and hopefully he can continue to play at his best between now and the end of the season.”