Reid makes Seasiders switch
Blackpool have signed midfielder Andy Reid from Barclays Premier League rivals Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.
The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international has made 70 appearances for the Black Cats since his £4million switch from Charlton in January 2008.
However, he became surplus to requirements under Steve Bruce and followed Paulo da Silva and David Healy out of the Stadium of Light.
Meanwhile, manager Ian Holloway intends to appeal against his £25,000 fine for fielding a weakened side after revealing his offer of resignation was turned down by chairman Karl Oyston.
Last week the Seasiders were punished by the Premier League for putting out an under-strength team in their 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa in November.
However, Holloway - who went through with his promise to tender his resignation if he was punished - has vowed to fight the fine as he is "incensed".
"I am totally confused as to the rules, who is making them and why I am a football manager and I'm not allowed to manage," he said.
"How can they dare say my lads who did play are not good enough - which is basically what they are saying?
"I feel totally offended by it. I actually offered Karl my resignation because I don't understand where I can go. He refused it and said he would deal with it and for it not to stop me trying to do what I am trying to do.
"I am glad he hasn't accepted it but I am very confused and bitter. I feel incensed. Absolutely there will be an appeal and I'd like there to be an amendment to the rules."