Morecambe Visitor’s Shrimps reporter Adam Lord gives us the lowdown on Blackpool newboy Jack Redshaw.
The 24-year-old made a £180,000 switch to Bloomfield Road this morning, and the man who’s watched almost all his games in a Morecambe shirt tells Blackpool fans what to expect.
“More than anything, Jack Redshaw has the ability to make people shift to the edge of their seats.
When the diminutive tricky, front man picked up the ball and attacked defences, Morecambe fans felt like anything could happen.
Don’t be fooled by his stature though.
During his three-and-a-half seasons with The Shrimps Redshaw transformed himself physically, improving his upper body strength to make sure he could handle rough and tough League 2 defences.
Often deployed as an out and out striker as Morecambe’s needs required he could now play in a variety of positions a level up.
Neil McDonald would do well to drop him off the front and ensure he spends less time with his back to goal, the added room in League 1 meaning he has more freedom to attack backlines at will.
It would be poor of me not to mention that amongst all of the other qualities the former Manchester City youngster possesses, Redshaw has the one every striker requires, an eye for goal.
As a fine finisher, Morecambe are sad to see their prize asset go but there is an acknowledgement all round that now is the time for the man they plucked from Altrincham to move up a level and see just how far he can go.”