Deadline day signing Ben Garrity scores on first Blackpool appearance in behind-closed-doors game

Deadline day signing Ben Garrity scored on his first Blackpool appearance in a behind-closed-doors game against Crewe Alexandra yesterday.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:52 am

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The 21-year-old found the back of the net alongside Tony Weston in Blackpool's 2-2 draw with the Railwaymen.

Fellow new arrivals Teddy Howe, Taylor Moore and Grant Ward also featured, getting some vital minutes ahead of Saturday's crucial league outing against Southend United.

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Garrity signed for Blackpool from non-league side Warrington Town on transfer deadline day

Garrity was one of three arrivals on Friday, the non-league starlet making the move from Northern Premier League Premier Division side Warrington Town.

The goalscoring midfielder arrives on an initial 18-month contract with the option to extend by a further year.

Garrity has hit doubles figures for Warrington this term, having previously helped the Yellows to divisional play-off success last season.

Speaking before the behind-closed-doors encounter, manager Simon Grayson said: “There will be one or two players who have played very recently in the first-team that probably need that extra game to give them a bit more sharpness ahead of a busy period.

“They can be called upon at any time.

"Just because they are playing in this game doesn’t mean that they aren’t going to be starting at the weekend. Everybody is fighting for a place in the starting 11.

“We’re putting together a team that we think is going to turn the corner very quickly and kick on.

“We’ve got to turn the results around quickly. We’ve got to get back on the front foot, play with a passion and a purpose, play in the right areas and play with quality.

"A win at the weekend could then transform our season.”