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Maxwell Completes Blackpool Move

Goalkeeper Joins Until End of the Season

24 January 2020

Blackpool Football Club can confirm the signing of Chris Maxwell on a deal until the end of the season.

The goalkeeper joins the Seasiders on a permanent basis after leaving Preston North End, where he made 83 appearances.

Having previously worked under manager Simon Grayson, the 29-year-old arrives to bolster a goalkeeping department without the services of Jak Alnwick, who has recently undergone surgery on an arm injury. 

No stranger to the Fylde Coast, Maxwell achieved a promotion with Fleetwood Town in 2014 and went on to be named Player of the Season a year later.

He spent the first part of this season on loan with Hibernian, featuring 17 times for the SPL side.

Chief Executive Ben Mansford said:

“With the injury to Jak Alnwick, it was important that we brought in a proven goalkeeper to provide the best competition possible and in signing Chris, we have done just that. Chris has the required ability, experience and personality to handle the business end of the season and we are all pleased to have him with us until the end of the season. Welcome Chris.”

Chris Maxwell added:

“I’m really excited (about the move). When the opportunity arose to work under Simon Grayson again, it was something that jumped out at me to be honest. I’m really glad it’s finally done and I’m looking forward to my time here.”

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