Ben Tollitt leaves Blackpool by mutual consent without making a competitive appearance for the club

Ben Tollitt has had his contract with Blackpool cancelled by mutual consent having failed to make a competitive appearance for the club.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 6:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 6:31 pm

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The 25-year-old signed for the Seasiders in June 2019 under the management of Terry McPhillips, agreeing a two-year contract with the option to extend by a further 12 months.

Yet the winger departs without featuring for the club having failed to feature in Simon Grayson's plans.

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He is just one of several McPhillips signings who have since left the club, Tollitt joining the likes of Adi Yussuf, Jamie Devitt and Ryan Hardie in having to go elsewhere to search for regular football.

Tollitt spent the first half of the season on loan with National League side Wrexham, scoring once in 16 appearances.

"The winger is now free to pursue opportunities elsewhere," Blackpool said in a statement.

"The club would like to wish Ben all the very best for the future."

Tollitt departs without making a competitive appearance for the club

Tollitt is not expected to be the only departure from Bloomfield Road prior to the transfer window closing at 11pm on Friday night.

Grayson, speaking to the press this morning ahead of Pool's weekend trip to Oxford United, revealed a player will be on the move to a League Two club.

He told The Gazette: "There’s probably one player that will be going on a permanent basis, but that’s to a League Two club, not above like people might be expecting or anticipating.

“I don’t know when that deal will get announced, but he’s close to leaving the football club."