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Seasiders Add Tollitt

Winger Pens Initial Two-Year Deal

21 June 2019

Ben Tollitt has completed a move to Blackpool on a two-year contract, plus 12-month option.

The winger, 24, arrives at Bloomfield Road having spent the last three years with Tranmere Rovers, where he scored six goals in 40 appearances.

Tollitt made an instant impression at Prenton Park, resulting in a loan spell from Portsmouth being made permanent in 2016.

However, his first-team progress was blighted by two serious injuries and that led to him rediscovering his form with Wrexham earlier this year, playing 13 games and finding the net four times.

His switch to Blackpool now provides him with an opportunity to kick on again and showcase the ability that the manager first spotted when he was on the books of Everton.

Ben Tollitt said:

“I back myself and I’ll do everything to prove to people that I am ready for it. I have had injuries, but now is the time to really prove myself. I’ve had a year of doing well and it’s time to repay the manager.

“Obviously he knows me from when I was a kid at Everton and he coached me a few times back there. I’m happy that he wants me to sign here.”

Manager Terry McPhillips added:

“Ben is quick, tall and has bags of potential. He’s been unlucky with a few injuries and previously had a host of clubs scouting him. We feel he’s got plenty of development left and will look to help him reach the level we know he’s capable of reaching.”

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