Mansfield Town sell winger CJ Hamilton to  League One Blackpool

Mansfield Town have sold winger CJ Hamilton to League One Blackpool.

By Sports Desk
Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 2:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 6:29 pm
CJ Hamilton runs with the ball during the Sky Bet League Two match between Leyton Orient and Mansfield Town at The Breyer Group Stadium on February 11. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
CJ Hamilton runs with the ball during the Sky Bet League Two match between Leyton Orient and Mansfield Town at The Breyer Group Stadium on February 11. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old made 173 appearances for the Stags, scoring 20 goals, since signing in the summer of 2016.Director of football David Sharpe said: “We spoke recently with CJ and his representative regarding his future.

“In those discussions, it was clear that CJ wasn’t going to commit his future to the club. With only a year left on his contract, and following many offers in recent weeks from Blackpool, we felt this transfer was in the best interests of Mansfield Town Football Club.

“CJ leaves One Call Stadium in good regard, with our best wishes and gratitude for his endeavours over the past four years.”

Hamilton, who has joined the Seasiders on a three- year contract with Blackpool having an option for a further year, said the vision of Blackpool attracted hin to the club.

“I’m really looking forward to the future here and I can’t wait to get started,” he said. “I enjoyed my time at Mansfield, but after speaking to Neil Critchley I knew I wanted to come to Blackpool.

"The vision that the Owner, Board and Head Coach have for the club is hugely exciting and I’m hopeful we can deliver the goods come the end of the season.”

Sources across social media accounts have reported the undisclosed fee to be in the region of £200,000.