DAVIES DE­PARTS TO THE BLADES

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Pippa Field

STRIKER Steven Davies has left Black­pool – and firstchoice keeper Joe Lewis could be on his way out, too.

Both were left out of the Seasiders’ squad for the mid­week de­feat to Birm­ing­ham, prompt­ing spec­u­la­tion about their fu­tures.

Davies has since joined League One side Sh­effield United on loan un­til the end of the sea­son, where he will link up with his for­mer Derby boss Nigel Clough.

The 27-year-old had net­ted five goals this term, but boss Lee Clark ad­mit­ted he wanted to move on.

“I don’t want any of my play­ers to be un­happy and Steven felt he would like to pur­sue some­thing dif­fer­ent,” he said.

Lewis is on a sea­son-long loan deal from Cardiff and, af­ter se­lect­ing El­liot Parish for the 1-0 loss to Birm­ing­ham, Clark ad­mits the 27-year-old is un­likely to re­main at Bloom­field Road next sea­son.

“I made a de­ci­sion to give El­liot an op­por­tu­nity; I have to see if he is part of the fu­ture here,” added Clark.“I have had con­ver­sa­tions with Joe and I don’t think there’s a chance of do­ing any­thing per­ma­nent with him, so I have to look to the fu­ture.”

EXIT: Steven Davies

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