As we covered yesterday, Blackpool have signed former Swindon Town striker Keshi Anderson on a two-year deal.
It’s believed the Seasiders faced stiff competition from several other League One clubs, including Burton Albion and Bristol Rovers, but it is Neil Critchley’s Tangerines who have secured the early deal. Anderson, who began his career with Crystal Palace, has previously played in the third tier for Northampton Town, Bolton Wanderers, and Doncaster Rovers.
He was delighted to have secured his switch to the north-west, believing the club are on the up after a tough campaign under Simon Grayson.
“This Club is definitely moving in the right direction and there are some big plans for the future,” he told the club’s official site. “I’m really excited to see where we can go, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Manager Neil Critchley was equally as delighted, saying of the 25-year-old; “I’m thrilled we have been able to get this deal over the line for Keshi, particularly so early on in the summer.
“I think he will be a real asset to the squad going forward. He will bring a tremendous amount of quality to the team and at 25 years of age, his best playing days are ahead of him.”
Plenty of supporters have reacted to the news; Blackpool fans are clearly delighted but Swindon fans aren’t as upset as you might think, as you’ll see below.
Banger of a signing let's go ???? welcome to the promotion charge @KeshMan_
— Jonny Burke (@jonnyb7713) June 29, 2020
All the best Keshi. All down to how you manage him. On his day unplayable but depends on man management with him.
— Lee Power (@Lee_Power_STFC) June 29, 2020
Good Luck Keshi, top player on his day. Just a shame we didn’t see it for all 3 seasons
— tyler? (@tylerstfc) June 29, 2020
Good signing. Getting it done early. I do miss have nothing to complain about regarding @BlackpoolFC
— AndyP161 (@AndyP161) June 29, 2020
Injury prone but a very good player when he can be bothered to turn up. 1 in 3 game he will be the stand out player out of 1 in 5 games of the season he plays.
— Jason Gee (@JasonGe17086994) June 29, 2020
@LumbardiYT so we go from here lol
— $cotty ? (@PrettyFlyGuyyy) June 29, 2020
Most inconsistent player ever, unplayable on his day. But doesnt have many of those. Wouldn't have been a starter for us in league 1. Wages off the books to bring someone better in. Wish him all the best though
— Josef Seymour (@sefstfc) June 29, 2020
What a signing that is! ?
— Chris Williams (@ChrisBFC1996) June 29, 2020