Former Nottingham Forest star Liam Bridcutt is on trial at Championship outfit Blackpool, according to Lancashire Live.

Boss Michael Appleton has confirmed that the midfielder is training with the club after leaving Lincoln City.

Bridcutt was the captain of the Imps when Appleton was in charge but he was released from the club in the summer.

The 33-year-old will feel that he still has something to offer another club and Appleton knows what he’s all about.

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Bridcutt has a wealth of experience in the EFL having spent time playing for Brighton, Leeds, Sunderland, Stockport, Bolton and Watford.

The former Chelsea academy starlet has typically operated as a defensive midfielder throughout his career.

Appleton might feel that he can shore up the Blackpool engine room with his experience likely to be a huge factor in this trial period.

The Tangerines haven’t made a bad start to 2022/23. They sit eleventh in the table having won three and drawn two of the opening eight games.

Bridcutt enjoyed a relatively short spell on Trentside. He scored once and claimed three assists from his 31 appearances for the club.

He fell down the pecking order and was offloaded to Lincoln on a free transfer in 2020.

Now, he faces some uncertainty and he will hope that Appleton feels he can still play a part in the Championship this season.

It’s not completely out of the question. Appleton previously called Bridcutt ‘outstanding’ when he was on loan at Lincoln.

Bridcutt on trial with Blackpool

This would be an interesting one and it would represent just how highly Appleton rates the ex-Forest man.

It’s would be quite rare for a 33-year-old to be released by a League One club and work his way into the Championship.

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That said, it’s perhaps a surprise that someone else in the EFL hasn’t snapped Bridcutt up yet.

If the player does get a chance at Blackpool he will be keen to grasp the opportunity with both hands.

Bridcutt always gave his all during his time at Forest and it will be interesting to see if he’s still capable at Championship level if he does win a deal.

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