Blackpool seal double deal for Sunderland’s Ferguson and Oliver

David Ferguson
David Ferguson

SUNDERLAND academy products Connor Oliver and David Ferguson have joined Championship basement boys Blackpool on permanent deals.

The two 20-year-olds have agreed 18-month deals at Bloomfield Road after successful trial spells with the Tangerines before Christmas.

Midfielder Oliver and left-back Ferguson have been regulars for Sunderland Under-21s this season, but neither have threatened to push into the first-team picture.

Ferguson said: “It’s a move that I really wanted to happen so hopefully I can hit the ground running.

“I came here for a week in November and everyone was welcoming, it was a good environment to be in.”

Oliver added: “I’ve been at Sunderland six years and it was a good experience, but I wanted to come out and get some first team games.

“It’s a good opportunity for me, so I’ve got to take it with both hands.”

Boss Lee Clark said: “We brought them in not long after I took the job and had at look at them for two weeks.

“We’re delighted that we’ve been able to conclude a deal for both of them with Sunderland.”

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