Blackpool have confirmed the capture Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick on a season-long loan deal.
The 26-year-old has completed his temporary switch to Bloomfield Road after spending last season on loan at Scunthorpe United, and he has become Blackpool’s seventh signing of the summer.
Alnwick made 41 appearances for The Iron in League One last term, but he couldn’t prevent the club from being relegated as they slumped to a 23rd-placed finish.
This makes his latest switch the second loan move he has undertaken since joining Rangers in 2017, which means he has only made 11 senior appearances for the Scottish giants since his arrival.
Alnwick will now provide valuable goalkeeping reinforcement for Simon Grayson’s side as they are currently without last season’s first-choice stopper Mark Howard, who is injured.
Blackpool confirmed Alnwick’s arrival in an announcement made via their Twitter account on Tuesday evening:
???? Jak Alnwick completes season-long loan move from @RangersFC
— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) July 23, 2019
Plenty of Blackpool supporters responded to the tweet confirming the club’s latest addition, with many of them welcoming Alnwick and also praising the club’s latest transfer move.
Here are some of the responses…
— mind your own (@tangerinedan) July 23, 2019
Welcome… strong completion in the keeper department now… we are becoming Blackpool Rangers….
— Steve Lukas (@deluca2223) July 23, 2019
Great signing this, hopefully challenges howard for the number 1 spot
— James ???????????? (@_jameshealy_) July 23, 2019
Welcome to Bloomers Jak look forward to seeing you play ????????
— sylviacleaver (@sylviacleaver) July 23, 2019
— Martyn Corner (@CornerMartyn) July 23, 2019
I’m gonna start researching former Grayson targets. Apparently he wanted Alnwick at north end
— Dan Franks (@Frank5y) July 23, 2019