Blackpool are interested in signing former Bury striker Hallam Hope according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Blackpool, having recently been promoted from League Two are looking to strengthen their squad in a bid to have another successful season next year. Having endured a torrid few years previously, Blackpool will be hoping they have now turned a corner, and while off field issues with chairman Karl Oyston continue, boss Gary Bowyer is now looking to put together a squad capable of doing well in League One.

After being released earlier this summer by Bury, it is also believed that Carlisle may also be interested in securing a deal for the striker. Hope has previously enjoyed a loan spell at Carlisle where he scored 4 goals in 21 games and Keith Curle, the Carlisle manager, has kept no secrets about wanting the man back again. Despite reaching the League Two play-offs, Carlisle have not been in the best goal scoring form since losing key man Charlie Wyke to Bradford in January, so perhaps they believe Hope to be the man to get them back scoring.

However, with Blackpool now interested, would the prospect of League One football tempt the player to move to the seaside instead? Gary Bowyer will have been delighted with how last season finished after taking over a club that had suffered two back to back relegation’s. Now, back in League One, Bowyer has released 10 players and is on the lookout for some more quality to help bolster his options next season, with Hallam Hope believed to be one of them.


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