Blackpool captain Chris Maxwell says club will allow Jake Daniels to thrive - on and off the pitch

Blackpool captain Chris Maxwell says the club will strive to create a safe environment for Jake Daniels to thrive in - both on and off the pitch.

Wednesday, 18th May 2022, 10:57 am

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The 17-year-old is already a player that Maxwell knows well having coached him during his time working with the club’s academy.

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“From coaching Jake a few times last season and sharing a dressing room and pitch with him, he’s a bright, honest young man with bags of potential,” he told the club’s official website.

“He has performed really well this season and he is always willing to learn and develop.

“His announcement on Monday has publicly shown his character and how brave such a young man can be. It’s testament to him as a person.

Maxwell is a teammate of Daniels but has also coached him in the club's academy

“He should be so proud of the bravery and courage he has shown, which will no doubt inspire and encourage others.

“As for here at the club, we want to make sure that Jake has an environment where he can thrive both on and off the pitch.

“Our fans are also the most supportive I’ve come across in my career to date and they will certainly show Jake the same level of support.”