A look back at Ian Evatt's memorable Blackpool spell in pictures ahead of retirement match

It is fitting that ex-Blackpool favourite Ian Evatt will hang up his boots for the final time when he makes a short cameo against the Seasiders on Saturday.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 2:29 pm
Evatt was a firm fans' favourite during his time at Bloomfield Road

The 37-year-old, now in charge at Barrow, made 251 appearances for the Seasiders between 2006 and 2013.

Evatt joined Blackpool on loan in 2006 from QPR before making his move permanent
Evatt boards the coach to Wembley for the 2007 play-off final alongside former boss Simon Grayson

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Evatt celebrates being voted the Gazette's Player of the Year
Former Gazette reporter Steve Canavan presents Evatt with his Gazette Player of the Year Award...and some beer!
Evatt promotes The Gazette's Tango Talk alongside Shaun Barker
Evatt celebrates after scoring against Norwich City in the FA Cup
Evatt celebrates after finding the back of the net against Crystal Palace
The defender celebrates after scoring against Cardiff City
Enjoying a spa day with Ben Burgess, Rob Edwards and Shaun Barker
Evatt gets a manicure
Evatt celebrates a goal against Scunthorpe United
Evatt is shown a red card in an FA Cup game against Ipswich Town
Heading towards goal in the Lancashire derby at Deepdale
Embracing former teammate Matt Gilks
Celebrating a Ben Burgess goal
Interview with The Gazette's Steve Canavan
Evatt celebrates a goal with Charlie Adam
Celebrating Pool's semi-final play-off win at Nottingham Forest with Stephen Dobbie and Charlie Adam
Evatt gets a trim ahead of the Wembley play-off final
Evatt celebrates with Gary Taylor-Fletcher at Wembley
Celebrating promotion to the Premier League with Seamus Coleman, Rob Owen Edwards and Billy Clarke
Celebrating with the fans after the final whistle
Celebrating Pool's memorable play-off final triumph
Modelling Blackpool's training wear at a fashion show at Bloomfield Road
Evatt is shown a red card against Arsenal at the Emirates
Celebrating Pool's win at Anfield with Keith Southern
Heading home against Bolton Wanderers
Tussling for the ball with Manchester City's Carlos Tevez
Letting fly against Wolves at Bloomfield Road
Applauding the Pool fans