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Seasiders Sign Hardie

Rangers Man Arrives For Undisclosed Fee

17 July 2019

Blackpool Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Ryan Hardie for an undisclosed fee from Rangers, subject to international clearance.

The striker, who has represented Scotland at under-21 level, has agreed an initial two-year contract at Bloomfield Road, with the option of a further year.

Born in Stranraer, Hardie came through the youth ranks at Rangers and scored two goals in 17 games for the first-team.

While on the books at Ibrox, the 22-year-old also spent time out on loan with Raith Rovers, St Mirren and Livingston, achieving promotion with the latter and hitting 16 goals in 39 appearances over an 18-month period.

By signing for Blackpool, Hardie becomes the sixth new player to arrive at the club this summer.

On joining, Ryan Hardie said:

“It’s exciting times and I’m looking forward to hopefully pushing the club up the table and seeing how far we can go. It’s a new challenge coming down here and it’s obviously going to be different playing conditions, a different way to play and a different style of play. I’m looking forward to challenging myself and seeing how I deal with it.”

Manager Simon Grayson added:

“The club has been monitoring Ryan’s progress for some time and having watched plenty of footage and spoken to fellow coaches and players about him, he’s going to be a good addition who strengthens our attacking options. We’re getting him at the right age and have beaten some competition for his signature.”   

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