Stephen Dobbie hopes Crystal Palace will agree to extend his loan deal at Championship Blackpool through to the end of the season. Dobbie admits the Seasiders holds a special place in his heart and he would welcome the opportunity to stay on past the end of his initial agreement, which is due to expire in January.

The 30-year-old playmaker told the Blackpool Gazette: "I'd like to extend it until the end of the season.

"I keep coming back here as I love playing for Blackpool."

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