Wes Brown believes Sebastian Coates will prove to be a shrewd addition to the defensive ranks at Sunderland.
Jose Riga has told Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston to deliver on his promises after the two forged an uneasy truce.
Blackpool have taken MK Dons defender Gary MacKenzie on loan until the end of the season.
The 27-year-old, who played under Alex Rae at Dundee and was signed on a pre-contract agreement by Paul Ince at Dons back in 2010, will now go straight into the squad for the game against Bristol City.
And Ince has revealed he is close to adding a new member to his backroom staff.
"The person we are looking at is a very, very good coach," he told the Blackpool Gazette.
"I like to do a bit of coaching myself, but mainly on a Thursday and Friday - that's when I come into my own.
"At the moment I don't think the players have been coached much.
"Sometimes, when you manage, you see players making mistakes and you ask them why? They tell you they haven't been told what to do."