Date: 5th August 2015 at 10:46pm
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Former Wigan right back Emmerson Boyce has signed for Blackpool on a 1 year deal.

Boyce, who played a half of football for Blackpool in the friendly against Accrington, played for Wigan for 9 years and captained them to FA cup victory in 2013.

The 35 year old will provide the much needed experience in the young Tangerine defence and fills in the gap at right back, a spot Tom Aldred was having to fill in at before Boyce’s arrival.

It’s unclear whether he will be thrown straight into the side for the game against Colchester. If he’s fit enough he most likely will, however he has only played a half of football for Blackpool and manager Neil McDonald may feel he is not yet ready to start a game and could instead opt for Aldred.

If Boyce can stay fit this season he may be an important player for Blackpool. He has played at a high level for most of his career and despite his age, certainly still has something to offer a League One side. Pool needed experience and a right back, they’ve got both with Boyce. However, more defensive signings are certainly needed with McDonald still lacking choice in the centre back and right back positions.