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Ryan Edwards Completes Move To Blackpool

Defender Becomes Second Summer Signing

14 June 2019

Ryan Edwards can now be confirmed as Blackpool’s second signing of the summer on a two-year contract.

The defender, 25, has attracted plenty of interest as a free agent in the market, having turned down a new contract at Plymouth Argyle.

During his time with The Pilgrims he made 68 appearances and scored nine goals, with one of those coming against Blackpool in a 2-2 draw last season.

By agreeing a move to Bloomfield Road, Edwards is reunited with his former manager Terry McPhillips, who coached him in the youth ranks at Blackburn Rovers.

His other previous career spell in Lancashire came with Morecambe, where he featured 136 times and won the club’s Player and Players’ Player of the Year awards.

On joining, Ryan Edwards said:

“I’m very happy to get it done and over the line. I want to try and get this club back fighting and to where it belongs.

“I was made aware of the ownership takeover yesterday and it’s all now positive for the club. Hopefully it’s the start of things to come.”

Manager Terry McPhillips added:

“I’ve known Ryan a long time – he was my captain in the youth team when we won the league at Blackburn. I’ve always followed his progress and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring him to Blackpool. He’s a big, strong defender with a great attitude, so I’m sure he’ll do really well for us.”    

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