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Garbutt: The Club Is Going On A Great Journey

11 June 2021

Luke Garbutt has revealed how pleased he is to have signed his new contract with the Seasiders and can’t wait to sample some Championship football at Bloomfield Road next season.

The left-back was a key component of Neil Critchley’s side over the course of the 2020/21 campaign, racking up 38 appearances in all competitions and scoring four goals in a season which ended in promotion for the side at Wembley at the end of May.

With his future now secured at Blackpool having signed a two year deal plus an option for a further year earlier this week, Garbutt was delighted to get the deal done.

“I’m so pleased to have got it done and I’m grateful to the gaffer and the coaching staff for showing the faith in me,” he said.

“To extend my deal and continue going on this journey is massive. The Club is going on a great journey at the moment, and I’m confident we can continue to create special memories over the course of the new season and beyond.”

Reflecting on his first season in tangerine and that day at Wembley, Garbutt couldn’t hide his delight at securing promotion.

“Our play-off campaign was great and it ended up being a memorable day at Wembley for everyone associated with the Club,” he said.

“Everything in the final was unbelievable. The supporters, the players, the coaching staff – we all got it right on the day, and it’s something that we can look back on fondly. The Club’s record in play-offs is incredible, and we’re really proud to have continued that this season.

“We’ve generated some really good momentum by gaining promotion in the way we did, and we want to take that into the Championship next season.” 


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