Date: 17th June 2016 at 4:29pm
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Colin Daniel has become Blackpool’s third signing in as many days for new manager Gary Bowyer, joining from Port Vale.

The 28 year old versatile midfielder joins us on a one year deal – with a 12 month option built in – as a free agent following his release from Vale Park, and he leaves them having made 55 appearances in the last two years.

He played for Macclesfield Town and Mansfield Town previously, achieving promotion with the latter in 2013 – he also spent a nine game loan spell last season with Mansfield, scoring twice.

He will join officially on July 1.

Speaking to the Official Site after penning his deal, he explained.

‘I had a good few years at Port Vale and enjoyed my time there and made a lot of friends, but this is now a new challenge at Blackpool. Hopefully I can come here, do well for the team and we can push on for promotion and get this club back to where it should be. I’ve got a lot of memories of this league and I know what it takes to be up there and around the play-offs. Hopefully we can get promoted.’

Predominantly a winger, Bowyer added about his capture.

‘Colin had the choice of a few clubs and I’m pleased that he’s opted to join us. He has good experience at League One and League Two level and is comfortable playing in a number of positions. He offers pace, energy and creativity out wide and will be a great asset to have in the team.’

In his wider interview after signing, Daniel went on to say.

‘He (Bowyer) rang me a couple of times and told me his views on how he likes to play and where he sees me playing, and I agreed with it really. I was happy to get up here and get signed. I can play on either wing and I played a lot of games last year at centre forward. I can play left-back as well, so I am quite versatile. Even during the games, if the manager wants to change it up a bit then it’s good to know that he’s got a player that is comfortable in different positions.’

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