'We've got a good one here' - Some English club's fans eye promotion after signing Gers talent
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Blackpool fans react to signing of Ryan Hardie from Rangers

Ryan Hardie has officially signed for Blackpool.
The 22-year-old ends a near decade long association with Rangers to join the Seasiders on an initial two-year deal.
As of yet, the fee involved in the transfer remains undisclosed.


“It’s exciting times and I’m looking forward to hopefully pushing the club up the table and seeing how far we can go,” Hardie told Blackpool’s website. “It’s a new challenge coming down here and it’s obviously going to be different playing conditions, a different way to play and a different style of play. I’m looking forward to challenging myself and seeing how I deal with it.”
The 6ft 2” centre-forward turned out 13 times for the Gers first team in the league, scoring twice [Soccerbase]. However, he hadn’t made an appearance since December 2017, spending the last season and a half on loan at Livingston.

Hardie mustered seven goals in all competitions last season. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

When he was banging in goals last December,
some Bears predicted a big future for Hardie at Ibrox. However, a quiet second half of the season and the rise in prominence of the likes of Josh McPake, have combined to end his time at the club.
In Blackpool, he joins a club who finished tenth in the English third tier last season. They have designs on returning to former glories though, and clearly see Hardie as a potential spearhead for their attack.

The signing seems to have gone down extremely well with the League One club’s supporters. Some of whom, believe promotion to the Championship is now on the cards.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
https://twitter.com/siguesiguemarko/status/1151462625844387840

https://twitter.com/EveOrEvie/status/1151462694572240896


https://twitter.com/Ryan_Be1l/status/1151476343605010432


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