Blackburn Rovers have confirmed that striker Joe Nuttall has left the club to join Blackpool on a permanent transfer.
He makes the move to the Seasiders for an undisclosed fee with Tony Mowbray deeming the 22-year-old surpluss to requirements following an influx of attacking reinforcements this summer.
Nuttall made the move to Ewood Park in the summer of 2017 after a successfull trial following his release from Aberdeen.
In total, he made 37 appearances for Rovers, netting eight times, playing a part in the club’s promotion-winning campaign from League One in 2018.
He scored twice in the second-tier last season as well as the Lancashire club successfully retained their Championhsip status following that promotion.
It takes the number of departures from Blackburn to five this summer, following David Raya, Paul Downing, Scott Wharton and Charlie Albinson out of the door.
Six new names have arrived, however, including the likes of Christian Walton, Sam Gallagher, Tosin Adarabioyo, Bradley Johnson and Stewart Downing.
It is a shame to see it did not work out for Nuttall at Ewood Park, having shown plenty of signs of promise, but I think this is probably the right move for everyone.
With Sam Gallagher arriving, competition for striking places has become even more fierce, with Danny Graham, Adam Armstrong and the new arrival no doubt rising ahead of Nutall in the pecking order.
A move to League One could be exactly what is needed where he will have a great chance to make a name for himself in what will be a strong Blackpool side next season.