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Virtue Signs New Blackpool Contract

Midfielder Agrees New Deal With The Seasiders

21 October 2020

Blackpool Football Club is pleased to announce that Matty Virtue has agreed a new contract with the Seasiders, keeping him at Bloomfield Road until at least 2022.

The midfielder, who joined the Club from Liverpool in January 2019, has put pen-to-paper on a fresh two-year deal to extend his stay in tangerine for the foreseeable future.   

The 23-year-old has so far made 45 appearances in all competitions for Blackpool and found the net on six occasions.

Matty Virtue said:

“I’m very happy to be a part of what the gaffer is bringing to the club. I think the way he can bring the best out of me was a massive decision in me signing.

“I came here just before the fans started to come back, then the new owner came in that pre-season and there has been massive change. We’re getting loads done for us and the owner is really helping out. You can see the ambition with the potential new training ground and the work that has been sorted out at Squires Gate. It’s a good project and hopefully we can start performing on the pitch.”

Neil Critchley added:

“I am delighted Matty has decided to extend his stay with us at Blackpool until 2022.

“Matty is a combative, determined midfielder and someone who our supporters can identify with.

“At 23-years-old, he has his best years ahead of him and I look forward to continue working with someone who is very highly thought of at the football club.”

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