Ex-Sunderland academy graduate Ethan Robson reveals why he wanted to sign for Blackpool

Former Sunderland academy graduate Ethan Robson has signed a two-year deal with League One rivals Blackpool.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 9:43 am

Robson, who spent time on loan at Grimsby last season, was released in the summer after struggling to break into the first team picture on Wearside under Phil Parkinson.

The 23-year-old has now completed a move to Blackpool, who have the option for a further year.

Robson said: “I’m delighted to be joining Blackpool Football Club and I can’t wait to get started.

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Ethan Robson has signed for Blackpool.

“It wasn’t an easy decision to leave Sunderland, which is where I’ve grown up and developed over the years. But, after speaking to Neil Critchley and hearing what he had to say about the team and where he wants to take it, I felt it was a journey I wanted to be a part of.

“Blackpool is on the up, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future brings here,” added Robson, who spent 15 years at Sunderland.

Neil Critchley added: ”I’m excited to welcome Ethan to Blackpool, and I am really looking forward to working with him.

“He’s a highly rated, athletic midfielder who I have been aware of for a number of years and watched him develop at Sunderland.

“I believe he will be a valuable asset to the team, and he fits the profile well of the type of player we want to bring to the club,” he added.

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