Tranmere transfer target Ryan Edwards joins Blackpool


Central defender Ryan Edwards, who was linked with a move to Tranmere Rovers, has completed a move to fellow League One club Blackpool on a two-year deal.

The 25-year-old Scouser left Plymouth Argyle at the end of last season and had been strongly linked with a move to Merseyside, with Micky Mellon believed to be keen on bringing him to Prenton Park.

Edwards has instead decided to reunite with ‘Pool boss Terry McPhillips, who was one of his coaches as he came through the youth ranks at Blackburn Rovers.

Rovers will be looking to strengthen their options in the heart of the defence as they look to build upon the solid foundations they have had at the back in the back-to-back promotion seasons.

With Steve McNulty having left the club following the expiry of his contract and Mark Ellis and Evan Gumbs expected to be out for some time with knee injuries sustained towards the end of last season, there is currently a shortage of options available in the centre of defence.

Manny Monthe gave the club a boost by signing a new two-year contract last week, but he is the only available recognised centre-back currently on the books at Prenton Park.

As we have mentioned in previous articles, it has been somewhat quiet on the transfer front so far this summer, but with pre-season training beginning in the next couple of weeks, we expect the transfer activity to get a bit busier in the coming days.

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