Blackpool boss Simon Grayson has hinted at a permanent deal for Manchester City striker Paul Dickov.

Grayson said: "We'll see how it goes until the end of the season but we know he will then be a free agent.

"Paul is not afraid of putting his foot in and is a goalscorer. It bodes well for us because now I've got Paul, Stephen McPhee - who was lively again on Saturday - and Ben Burgess, who is a different type of threat, as well as Andy Morrell and Keigan Parker.

"Five good strikers are all competing for two starting places."