Amex Stadium

Next Game

Brighton v Blackpool

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Bloomfield Road

Last Game

Blackpool 0 - 1 Watford

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Fuller links up with Blackpool

Blackpool have signed striker Ricardo Fuller on a one-year contract with the option of a further year.

Last Updated: 15/08/13 at 18:01 Post Comment

Ricardo Fuller: Former Stoke and Charlton striker joins Blackpool

Ricardo Fuller: Former Stoke and Charlton striker joins Blackpool

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 33-year-old Jamaica international was a free agent after being released by Charlton at the end of last season.

Fuller has been locked in talks with the Seasiders this week but has now put pen to paper after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

Crystal Palace were the first British club to sign Fuller back in 2001 and he has since played for Hearts, Preston, Portsmouth, Southampton, Ipswich and Stoke as well as the Addicks.

Stoke bought Fuller from Southampton in August 2006 and he spent six seasons at the Britannia Stadium as the Potters clinched promotion to the Premier League and re-established themselves as a top-flight club, making 208 appearances and scoring 50 goals.

Fuller, who has played 73 games for Jamaica, will wear the 19 shirt for Blackpool, the same number he sported at The Valley last term.

He told the club's official website: "As a striker, we live and die by scoring goals or not scoring goals. Hopefully, I'll continue to do my best and score goals, create goals and make something happen for the team.

"I'm looking forward to playing as soon as I'm fit enough, or as soon as the manager sees me as ready enough to do my part."

Paul Ince said: "With Ricardo, two years ago he was playing 30-odd games for Stoke in the Premier League and I think since I've been here we've not had that big, strong tough man, who can hold the ball and bully centre-halves," the former Blackburn boss told the club's official website.

"I actually think, looking at the Championship, it's starting to get more physical than it was the past couple of years and you need a physical presence and we've got that in abundance, but I always felt that we needed someone like Ricardo."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

an we get one on the similarities between this year's Arsenal and 5 years ago. Or any other number you care to pick frankly...it shouldn't be hard.

mc1728
Liverpool: Five Similiarities Five Years On

R

icky van Wolfswinkel's remarkable record of one goal from one game at least deserves an honourable mention. And I'm willing to bet that at least one of Costa, Ulloa or Enner Valencia will earn a place on the list by the end of the season. Probably not Costa

stevenjameshyde
Top Ten PL Strikers Who Started Like A Train...

I

will also give up birthday Christmas and bacon for this to happen

badwolf
Ronaldo return ‘in place’

Footer 365

Champions League: Liverpool leave it late to beat Ludogorets

Steven Gerrard's last-gasp penalty earned Liverpool a fortunate 2-1 win over brave Ludogorets at Anfield.

Champions League: Arsenal lose 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund in Group D

Goals from Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped Borussia Dortmund to a 2-0 win over a lacklustre Arsenal.

Premier League: Jose Mourinho confirms Eden Hazard's Chelsea contract talks ongoing

Jose Mourinho is confident Eden Hazard will commit his future to Chelsea, with talks ongoing over a contract extension.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property