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Championship strugglers Blackpool lose Wonga deal

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Blackpool, struggling at the foot of the Championship suffered another setback on Friday. It was revealed that Wonga - the pay day loan company (who also sponsor Newcastle United)  will not be renewing their current sponsorship with The Seasiders, which expires at the end of the season.

Wonga have been in partnership with the Seasiders for five years, starting when Blackpool were in the Premier League, but have decided to end the deal when the 2014/15 season finishes.

In a statement, a Wonga spokesperson said: "With our existing deal coming to an end, it's the right time to conclude our relationship. We wish Blackpool FC and its supporters the very best for the future."

The club are currently 12 points adrift at the bottom of the Championship table with just 17 points compared to fourth bottom Rotherham on 29 points.

JB

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