Writer: Joe Brown
Date:Monday July 9 2007
Its true Huddersfield is becoming a feeder club for Blackpool
Gary Taylor-Fletcher's two years at Huddersfield Town has come to an end as he has signed for newly-promoted Championship side Blackpool for an undisclosed fee.
This hot on the heels of former Town 'keeper Paul Rachubka moving to Bloomfield Road, and Chris Brandon being on loan with the Seasiders.
GTF completed his medical on Monday afternoon before signing for Simon Grayson's side
Town had apparently already rejected two previous offers from Blackpool.
Town boss Andy Ritchie commented:
'Blackpool made two previous offers which we turned down because we did not want to lose him, but they forced the issue and Gary was keen to play in the Championship. In the end, it was a force that we couldn't refuse. It was one of those driven things that's hard to stop and I can understand Gary wanting to play at a higher level and as much as I wanted him to stay here I did not want to stop him playing higher up - a similar thing to Brandon.
'We had to make sure the deal was really good for us, which it was in the end, but we are sorry to see him go and hopefully he will have a good run in the Championship.
'We are ready for our challenge and hopefully we will be adding another face to the squad in the not too distant future.'
Taylor-Fletcher told htafc.com
'It was a really tough decision for me.', said the 26-year old. 'Andy (Ritchie) told me about the interest that Blackpool had shown in me and I took a while to weigh up my options; Town have brought in a few players who can play in my positions and when I went to speak to Simon Grayson he told me I would be a first-team player.
'I've never played in the Championship before and it's something I want to do in my career. Going to Blackpool gives me that opportunity, although I would have loved it if I could be there with Town.'
What do you think to this move ?
Are the terriers becoming a feeder club for Blackpool ?
Why an undisclosed fee ?
Will we be able to replace him with similar quality or better ?
Let us have your views, frankly we are very disappointed in this latest news.
Date:Monday July 9 2007
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