Former Birmingham City goalkeeper Colin Doyle has signed for relegated Championship side Blackpool, the club have confirmed.
Doyle was a Birmingham City youth product and has been at the Blues for his entire career, before being released as his contract expired with Gary Rowett’s side this summer, as part of a clear out by the former Burton boss.
During a 12 year stay, the 29-year-old incredibly only made 63 appearances for the club, and was most recently playing second fiddle to Darren Randolph, after competing with Joe Hart, Ben Foster and Maik Taylor beforehand.
The former Millwall loanee has penned a two-year-deal at Bloomfield Road, although the club have an option to extend the deal by a year.
He is hoping to establish himself as first team keeper there, and becomes Neil McDonald’s first signing at the club. The Pools have lost last years first team keeper Joe Lewis, after he returned to Cardiff following a loan spell.
He told the club’s official website: “I spoke to the manager today and what he said about the club and what he hopes to bring in has really convinced me to come here,” he told the official website.
“I was at Birmingham a long time after coming through the academy, and the last few years have gone a bit stale because I didn’t play many games there. I want to come here, play regularly and get a full season under my belt. This is a new chapter now and one that I’m really looking forward to getting started.”
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