Blackpool, West Brom chasing Sunderland fullback Bardsley

West Brom and Blackpool are chasing Sunderland fullback Phil Bardsley.

West Brom and Blackpool are chasing Sunderland fullback Phil Bardsley.

The Sunderland Echo says Sunderland manager Steve Bruce will listen to offers for the former Manchester United defender.

Newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion have been credited with an interest in the former Manchester United youth product, but Blackpool have now also entered the chase for a defender who is never less than whole-hearted.

And Bruce will face a decision over whether to allow Bardsley to leave and risk a similar situation as last season when he allowed reliable left-back Danny Collins to leave and suddenly found himself short in that position.

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