Robert Earnshaw has joined Blackpool for the remainder of the season, and hopes to get amongst the goals for his new club as soon as possible.
The 32-year-old has most recently been plying his trade in the MLS with Toronto FC, for whom he scored eight goals in 23 league appearances. Having ended his spell with the Canadian side, the striker is now back in England, having agreed a short-term deal which will see him spend the rest of the season at Bloomfield Road.
This is a welcome boost for the Seasiders in what has been a difficult campaign, including the departure of manager Paul Ince and the appointment of Barry Ferguson in his place. The Lancashire side are currently just six points above the relegation zone, so Earnshaw hopes to get amongst the goals and fire them to safety as soon as he can.
“This is a great opportunity for me to play some games and give the fans something to cheer about before the end of the season,” he told the club’s official website. “I feel really fresh because I’ve been dying to go, so signing here is going to be exciting. I’m hoping I can give the fans some goals and somersaults, give them what I’ve given to every other team.”
Although the Wales international didn’t sign in time to receive clearance to make his debut against Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, he is expected to feature against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night. Blackpool will become the ninth club of a career which peaked during a spell at Nottingham Forest, in which he scored 35 times in 98 games.