Reading right-back becomes Blackpool's first capture of transfer deadline day

Blackpool have made Reading right-back Teddy Howe their first signing of transfer deadline day.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 1:17 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 1:52 pm

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The 21-year-old arrives on a permanent deal from the Royals, penning a two-year deal with the option to extend by a further 12 months.

The defender might be a familiar face to some Blackpool fans given he featured in both of Reading’s recent FA Cup ties against the Seasiders.

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Howe featured against the Seasiders in Reading's recent FA Cup ties

He will be available for tomorrow's trip to Oxford United.

Howe said: “I played against Blackpool twice and I kind of know what they’re about, which is obviously good for me to come here and try and bring my own style into the game.

"I’m glad to be here and can’t wait to get going.”

With Reading's Andy Yiadom set to return from injury within the next few weeks and Chris Gunter impressing on his return to the side, Howe was to find himself well down the pecking order at the Madejski Stadium.

A regular in the Royals’ under-23 setup, Howe departs the Madejski having made a total of six appearances for the first-team, including five this season.

Right-back was probably the only position Pool lacked depth in, with Ollie Turton the only man who can claim to be a natural in that area of the pitch.

The Seasiders have also teased another two signings before tonight's 11pm deadline, one of which is expected to be Warrington Town midfielder Ben Garrity.

Curtis Tilt, meanwhile, is expected to join Rotherham United.