Blackpool Football Club is pleased to confirm the capture of CJ Hamilton from Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee.
The winger joins the Seasiders on a 3 year contract with the Club having an Option for a further year. Hamilton arrives at Bloomfield Road from the League Two outfit, where he made over 100 appearances across four seasons at the One Call Stadium.
Renowned for his blistering pace and having a keen eye for goal, Hamilton started out as a highly-rated prospect within Sheffield United’s Academy, before heading out on loan to gain valuable game time.
A permanent move to Mansfield followed in 2016, where the 25-year-old has since impressed, proving to be a real threat on the flanks, including finding the back of the net 14 times in the 2018/19 season, helping the Stags reach the League Two play-offs.
On signing for Blackpool, CJ Hamilton said:
“I’m really looking forward to the future here and I can’t wait to get started.
“I enjoyed my time at Mansfield, but after speaking to Neil Critchley I knew I wanted to come to Blackpool. The vision that the Owner, Board and Head Coach have for the Club is hugely exciting and I’m hopeful we can deliver the goods come the end of the season.”
Neil Critchley said:
“We’re delighted to welcome CJ to Blackpool, who we feel will bring a real energy to the team.
“His speed is a tremendous asset in the attacking third of the pitch and he is extremely versatile. He is someone who I’m really looking forward to working with and developing further.
“With the addition of CJ, I feel we are making good progress at this early stage of the season and I’m looking forward to seeing how this group of players develop in the coming weeks and months.”