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Deal Agreed For Rivers

7 May 2015

Blyth Spartans Winger To Join

A deal has been agreed with Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division side Blyth Spartans for the transfer of Jarrett Rivers.

The winger, 21, will join Blackpool on 1 July for an undisclosed fee after signing an initial one-year deal with an option of a further year.

Rivers, who was recently named Northern Premier League Young Player of the Year, has scored 12 goals in 51 appearances this season, including a stunning strike against Hartlepool United in a second round FA Cup victory. 

"I've had personal success in the past taking players from non league, having signed Lee Novak while at Huddersfield and Matt Green at Birmingham City," manager Lee Clark said.

"Jarrett's got a good football upbringing from his days as a youngster at Middlesbrough and he's an exciting player who makes and scores goals.

"He's been one of the outstanding players in a successful season for Blyth Spartans, starring in their FA Cup run and play-off push. His efforts this season have seen him rewarded with a Young Player of the Year award and a call-up to the England C team." 

As part of the deal, Blackpool will face Blyth Spartans in a pre-season friendly at Croft Park on Tuesday 14 July, kick-off 7.30pm.

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