Blackpool move swiftly to replace Curtis Tilt with loan signing of highly-regarded Bristol City man

Blackpool have beat the deadline to confirm the signing of Taylor Moore on loan from Championship side Bristol City.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 9:56 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 10:14 pm

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The defender arrives at Bloomfield Road as a direct replacement for Curtis Tilt, who has departed for Rotherham United.

The 22-year-old, who has made 24 appearances for Lee Johnson’s side this season, won’t be available for tomorrow’s trip to Oxford United as he hasn’t been registered in time.

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Manager Simon Grayson said: “When we knew that Curtis Tilt could be leaving and heard that Taylor Moore was available, we quickly moved to bring him in.

"He’s played a lot of games in the Championship this season and offers great versatility across the back four.

"He’s a really good signing for us.”

Having started his senior career with French club Lens, Moore made the move to Ashton Gate in 2016.

Moore is well regarded at Ashton Gate

He’s since spent time on loan with Bury, Cheltenham Town and Southend.

In fact, the defender played against the Seasiders for Southend last season, scoring the unfortunate stoppage-time own goal in the 2-2 draw in March 2019 - the game that was dubbed the ‘homecoming clash’.

Moore’s signing means 11 of Blackpool’s 12 new arrivals this month have come from a higher division.