Former Celtic player John Herron completes Blackpool move

Blackpool fans

A player who has grown up at Celtic is now heading to England.

Former Celtic player John Herron has signed for League One side Blackpool on a free transfer.

As reported by Blackpool’s official website, the 21-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at the club and will officially sign on 1 July.

Herron had been at Celtic since he was seven and he made his senior debut for the Bhoys against Ross County when he was 18. He then made his second and last appearance for the club as a starter against Motherwell the following season.

More recently Herron has spent a brief loan spell at Cowdenbeath where he played five matches last season.

Celtic have a number of promising young players on their books and it is unfortunate for Herron that the club opted not to give him a new contract this summer. But his move to Blackpool is a fresh start and could be the making of a player who can operate anywhere across the midfield.

Blackpool are currently rebuilding their squad following their relegation from the Championship last season and signing players like Herron is key as they bid to return to the second tier as quickly as possible.

The former Celtic player will have a point to prove and it will be interesting to see how he adapts to English football.

“I’ve been at Celtic since I was seven, but it’s a different situation here and I’m here to win games,” Herron told “It’s a new challenge, I want to progress and help Blackpool, and hopefully Blackpool can help me.”

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