Blackpool sign Nolan

Eddie Nolan in action for Scunthorpe against Northampton
Eddie Nolan in action for Scunthorpe against Northampton
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Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer has signed out of contract defender Eddie Nolan.

The 27-year-old was released by York City this summer and has been training with the Seasiders in pre-season before penning a one-year deal today.

A product of the Blackburn Rovers academy, the 27-year-old achieved promotion from League Two with Scunthorpe United in 2014 and featured 137 times in four-and-a-half seasons with The Iron.

Bowyer spent 11 years at Blackburn Rovers as U18 coach, reserve team boss, caretaker manager and manager until he was sacked in November 2015.

The Blackpool boss says he knows Nolan from his time at Ewood Park and believes he will be a valuable addition to the squad with the new League Two campaign due to kick-off against Exeter on Saturday at Bloomfield Road.

He said: “I know Eddie from my days at Blackburn and he’ll be a valuable addition to the squad. He’s offers great versatility at the back and has performed very well in the games he’s played so far.”

And Nolan says he has settled in well during his trial .

He said: “I’ve been here since the start of pre-season so I’ve settled in well. Training has been good and the manager is putting together a good squad.

“I’ve played against some of the lads before, there’s some good players and some good signings been made this summer. I just want to play well and do as much as I can to help the team.”