Blackpool goalkeeper Mark Howard joins Salford on emergency loan deal

Blackpool goalkeeper Mark Howard has joined fellow League Two Salford City on a seven-day emergency loan deal.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 7:28 pm
Howard has only recently returned from a long-term lay-off

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The experienced shot stopper, who has only recently returned from a long-term injury lay-off, goes straight into Salford's squad for their trip to Mansfield Town tonight.

The 33-year-old featured for Blackpool's reserves earlier this month in what was his first action in seven months.

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He was also named on the bench in the Seasiders' EFL Trophy defeat at Carlisle United last week.

Howard was forced to undergo surgery last season after rupturing his Achilles in a game against Burton Albion in March.

Pool boss Simon Grayson said: "I had a call from Salford last night to ask about Mark and we felt that it was a good opportunity for him to go and get a couple of games in."