Broadfoot commits to Blackpool
Kirk Broadfoot says Blackpool’s signing of Gary MacKenzie on a
permanent deal played a factor in his own decision to stay at
Former Rangers defender Broadfoot has ended doubts about his
future by signing a new one-year contract, with the option of a
further 12 months.
Barnsley and Ipswich Town had both been linked with bids for the
28-year-old, but Broadfoot finalised his new deal with Blackpool
just hours after MacKenzie joined from MK Dons after a spell on
loan last season.
“Gary coming was a big factor to myself because we became so
close over the last few months,” Broadfoot told the club’s official
website. “That maybe persuaded me a little bit.”
Broadfoot made 34 appearances for Blackpool last season and he
did not want to rush into a decision on his future following a year
He added: “I obviously signed for a year (at first) just to see
how it was and I loved it at Blackpool, the boys I get on great
with and everybody about the club.
“I took my time to make my decision because I didn’t want to
rush into anything. I contemplated staying up the road for family
reasons but when you think about it, why not come back to the
Championship because it’s an exciting league.”