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Blyth Set To Embrace Blackpool Challenge

23 March 2016

Striker On Loan Move To Bloomfield Road

Jacob Blyth revealed the second he knew he Blackpool were in for him he was desperate to come and help fire the club to League One safety.

The striker joined on loan from Leicester City until the end of the season, following on from a series of loans in Leagues One and Two in recent years.

Having turned out for The Foxes’ under-21s side this season, Blyth is now looking to make an impact in the final eight games of the League One campaign.

“I went in to training on Monday and heard there was a bit of interest from Blackpool and I’ve tried to follow it up straight away because it’s a massive club,” he said.

“I’m delighted to be here. The manager came to watch me on Friday and was impressed so hopefully I can continue to impress him during my time here. 

“I had no qualms about joining a relegation fight. Blackpool shouldn’t be in a relegation fight in this league so I want to get them as high up the table as possible.”

Blyth’s most prolific spell to date was with Burton Albion last season, when his five goals helped the club to the League Two title.

Now a step higher, the 23-year-old is hoping to add a different dimension to Blackpool’s strike force.

“Last season I was at Burton so I’ve got that winning mentality and I’m hoping to bring that here. I just want to score as many goals as I can to help get the lads up as high as possible. 

“I bring a different style of play, I’m quite a big target man with an eye for goal. There’s two different sides to my game, I can run in behind and I can go to feet.

“There’s been interest all season, it’s just been about picking the right club and when Blackpool came about I wanted to take it with two hands,” he added.

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