23 year old striker Mark Cullen has signed for Blackpool for a fee of £180k plus add-ons. The forward, who is Neil McDonald’s 6th signing as Blackpool manager, has signed for the Seasiders on a two year deal and scored 14 goals for Luton Town last season.
The forward is very happy to have joined Blackpool and told the club’s official website: ‘I had a decent season last year at Luton, and this is a progression in my career which I’m looking forward to. I’m really excited about the challenge that we’ve got here and I’m raring to go.’
The former Luton Town man has also had Premier League experience at Hull City and has had loan spells at Bradford City, Bury and Stockport County before joining Luton in 2013, scoring 21 goals in 71 games for the League Two side.
Cullen’s arrival is a very welcome one, with the number of strikers available to Neil McDonald being a real worry. Nile Ranger is contracted to Blackpool but has not reported for pre-season training and youngster Dominic Telford is yet to sign a deal with Pool, with it being likely that he will move to another club this transfer window.
It will certainly be interesting to see how Cullen makes the step up to League One and whether McDonald will see him as a first team player or as more of a squad man, currently though Cullen is the only striker available to the boss.