After signing Keshi Anderson from Swindon and having seen Blackpool linked with various other League Two players, we wanted to do a little appreciation post for the top players from League Two who could potentially fit into Blackpool’s plans this summer.
Our criteria for this search was based on a maximum age of 25, with at least 10 goals or assists required.
Bez Lubala – Forward – Crawley Town
Bez or Beryly is a Congolese forward, raised in Leicester. He started his career with Birmingham but after a handful of appearances, was released and signed for Crawley Town in 2019. Bez has already managed to rack up an impressive 12 goals and 3 assists during his 34 appearances. He’s a dead ball specialist (see his goal against Mansfield) and at the age of 22 is full of potential.
Ryan Broom – Midfield – Cheltenham
A graduate of the Bristol Rovers Youth Set-up, Ryan completed a few loan spells in the lower leagues before joining Cheltenham in May 2018 on a one-year deal. His stats of 8 goals and 6 assists may make him a worthy squad player and at 23 he could kick-on and improve further if given the chance.
Charlie Kirk – Winger – Crewe
Charlie was part of Crewe’s recent promotion winning campaign, which may make it harder to prize him away, though we managed to do it with Keshi Anderson from Swindon. Coming up through the prestigious Crewe Academy, he has now started to consistently perform. The 7 goals and 14 assists could really take some pressure off the star man Feeney and give us another option for creativity. Again another young lad at 22, showing he can do the business in the Football League and surely ready for the step up to League One.
Randell Williams – Fullback/Winger – Exeter
Randell has some links to current Pool players Sullay Kaikai and Keshi Anderson having played in the Crystal Palace youth team with them in 2016-17. He switched to Watford briefly before ending up at Exeter after a few loan spells. Randell looked impressive in the recent play-off final for League Two, though Exeter were defeated 4-0, and that’s likely to be his last appearance for the Grecians. Williams has been linked with a move to the Championship following a stellar campaign with a return of 5 goals and
14 assists. He would definitely help the Seasiders out, providing an option in the attacking full-back role or further forwards.
Jerry Yates – Forward – (Swindon Loan) Rotherham parent club
Jerry Yates is one rumoured signing that will not go away. Current negotiations seem to hinge on agreeing a fee with Rotherham, who are looking to cash in on an asset in demand after winning promotion to the Championship themselves. Sunderland are also rumoured to be in the running, though it it’s thought that Blackpool are currently front-runners for the 23-year-old. He certainly had an impressive season with Swindon, forming a formidable partnership with former Pool target and ex-Nobber Eoin Doyle, netting 13 goals and providing 1 assist which helped them gain promotion to League One. With Gnanduillet leaving we will have to look to strengthen this area quickly, and hopefully the capture of Keshi will help get this one over the line.
Josh Gordon – Forward – Walsall
Most likely one you have not heard of, the 25-year-old started at his boyhood club Stoke City, before heading to Nantwich Town. After a successful spell with Stafford Rangers, Josh was signed by Leicester City, though his spell was brief and having failed to break in the first team he moved to Walsall in 2018. In the most recent season he put away 9 goals and assisted 1. Known as a hardworking striker, under the right coaching he could surely flourish.
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