Report: Adu plays 45 minutes for Blackpool in closed-door game

Report: Adu plays 45 minutes for Blackpool in closed-door game

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Report: Adu plays 45 minutes for Blackpool in closed-door game

Freddy Adu Bahia (Bahia)

By DAN KARELL

Freddy Adu’s appearance at Blackpool might lead to a trial.

While training with the club to regain fitness after a failed stint with Brazilian club Bahia, Adu reportedly played one half of a closed-door training match for the Blackpool first team against their youth squad. Reports first surfaced on Thursday that Adu was training with Blackpool, and he accompanied the squad to Ewood Park last Saturday to watch Blackpool fall 2-0 to Blackburn.

“Freddy is just over to train and I’m going to have a look at him,” Blackpool interim manager Barry Ferguson told the Blackpool Gazette prior to the closed-door match. “That’s as far as it goes at the moment. He’s not played in two months and he’s just come back from Brazil. We’ll see how he does in training.”

Adu’s last official match came on Aug. 28 with Bahia in the Copa Sudamericana. In that game, Adu started and played 71 minutes in a scoreless draw. If Adu did sign with Blackpool, it would be his 10th club in ten years.

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