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Seasiders Bring In Joe Lewis

Posted: Tue 05 Aug 2014

Goalkeeper Agrees Season-Long Loan Move

Blackpool FC can confirm that goalkeeper Joe Lewis has agreed to join the club on a season-long loan deal from Cardiff City.

The 26-year-old, who made three appearances for The Bluebirds last season, has been handed the number one shirt at Bloomfield Road and will be eligible to make his debut for the club against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, subject to international clearance being received.

The former England Under-21 international has a wealth of experience in The Football League, having spent four-and-a-half years with Peterborough United prior to moving to Cardiff in May 2012.

"I was sat at Cardiff for the last two seasons behind David Marshall, who has done outstanding. I've had to make do with a couple of cup games and the odd league game here and there, and it was pretty frustrating really. I knew that I had to get out and play some regular football," he said.

"It's great to come to a club like Blackpool and hopefully make the number one position my own."

The move includes an option to make the deal permanent further down the line. Due to the terms of the agreement, he will be unable to face his parent club.