Deal Agreed For Liam SmithA deal has been agreed with Newcastle United for midfielder Liam Smith to join Blackpool on loan until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old, who is yet to make his first-team debut for the Premier League club, is a player manager Neil McDonald has monitored closely.
"He's a ball playing midfielder with a good range of passing and I'm looking forward to working with him," McDonald told the official website. "I've seen him on a couple of occasions and I've been impressed with what he can do."
The arrival of the South Shields-born creative midfielder offers something different to the options currently at the manager's disposal.
"I just think we need a little bit more variety, and Liam can certainly handle the ball in tight situations and has got a good range of passing. Hopefully he complements the other midfield players that we've got and forces his way into the team," he added.
Smith, who will wear the number 22 shirt, could potentially make his debut for Blackpool in the match at Millwall on Saturday.