New arrival Michael Nottingham says he needs look no further than Curtis Tilt to highlight the impact a player can have from non-league.
The defender, who has joined Blackpool from Salford City, already knew Tilt prior to signing for the club and believes the former Wrexham man’s first 12 months in a tangerine shirt will be a source of inspiration.
“I know Curtis quite well and he’s an amazing player. He’s come such a long way over the years and looking at his story, it’s even more inspirational for me to try and do the same,” said Nottingham.
“I’m ready to give everything that I’ve got. The club has taken a chance on me, and it’s up to me to try and give back with my performances and effort. I believe in my ability and I feel like I’m ready.”
Promoted to the Conference with both Salford and Solihull Moors, the 29-year-old has received plenty of accolades outside of league football.
Though a defender, he’s also been known to contribute with goals at the other end of the pitch.
“I like to get the odd goal in here and there, and it’s always an added bonus. But as long as I give 100 per cent and my performances are where I want them to be, then I’ll be happy with that,” he added.