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Foley flees Wolves on a loan deal to Blackpool

Kevin Foley

FORMER Ireland defender Kevin Foley has been offered a chance of first team football as he secured a loan move to Championship side Blackpool.

The 30-year-old has not played a single game for Wolves this season and has managed just five league games for the club over the past two seasons, so Molineux boss Kenny Jackett has agreed to let the full-back leave on loan and he could make his debut for Blackpool tomorrow.


"It's a good move for Kevin, who has been to Blackpool previously on loan last season," said Jackett. "Right back is a strong area for us with Matt Doherty, Sam Ricketts and younger players like Dominic Iorfa pushing through.

"So Kevin's opportunities have been limited in his favoured position - we wish him all the best."

Foley has a year left on his Wolves contract but the club made it known some time ago that he was not part of their plans. The former Luton player was, along with fellow Ireland internationals Stephen Ward and Kevin Doyle, axed from the Wolves squad after their relegation to League One and he played only a small part in their promotion-winning season last term.

Blackpool have been keen to add some experience to their defence to aid their survival battle and the Tangerines, bottom of the Championship table with just eight points from 18 games, have also been trying to tie up a deal to sign Ireland defender Darren O'Dea.

He has been without a club since he left Ukraine in August but O'Dea has held talks with Blackpool.