'Gutted': Blackpool skipper Jay Spearing first to speak out over Gary Bowyer's departure

Spearing with Bowyer at Rotherham United last season
Spearing with Bowyer at Rotherham United last season

Blackpool captain Jay Spearing has taken to social media to post a message of support for departed manager Gary Bowyer.

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Bowyer, who handed in his resignation on Monday, was a major factor in Spearing originally signing for the club on a short-term contract in October 2017.

The midfielder signed a fresh two-year contract during the summer, to the surprise of many, again naming Bowyer when asked why he decided to commit his future to the club.

Spearing wrote: "Gutted to see this man leave - he’s a top manager and a great friend.

"All the best for the future."