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George Byers: Blackpool sign midfielder on loan from Sheffield Wednesday until end of season

Blackpool have signed Sheffield Wednesday midfielder George Byers on loan until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old has scored 14 goals in 78 matches for the Owls across three seasons at Hillsborough and has played 22 games in the Championship this term.

After coming through Watford's ranks, Byers spent four seasons at Swansea, including a loan spell at Portsmouth, before joining Wednesday in 2021.

"It feels great to be here," Byers told the Blackpool website.

"Having had a discussion with the gaffer here, he highlighted what his ambitions were. I'm looking forward to the second half of the season."

Byers won promotion from League One via the play-offs with the Owls last season and joins a Blackpool side sitting eighth in the table, just four points off the top six.

"Midfield is somewhere we feel needed reinforcing," said Seasiders head coach Neil Critchley. "George brings invaluable experience and technical quality."

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