Blackpool sign Jacob Mellis

Jacob Mellis at Bloomfield Road today

Jacob Mellis at Bloomfield Road today

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Blackpool have signed midfielder Jacob Mellis.

The 23-year-old put pen to paper at Bloomfield Road today after training with the club for two weeks on trial.

Mellis played for the Seasiders in their only pre-season friendly against Penrith ten days ago and arrives after turning down the chance to stay at Barnsley.

He came through the ranks at Chelsea before playing 57 times during two seasons at Oakwell.

The former England U21 star signs a one year deal with the option of a further 12 months and will wear the number 8 shirt.