Blackpool supporters on social media were bouncing to the tune of Dujon Sterling as the Chelsea youngster sealed his move to the seaside.
It was announced today the Sterling had joined the Championship outfit on loan for the season.
With his switch to the second division came an extended contract, keeping him at Chelsea until 2023.
The 21-year-old had been impressing Thomas Tuchel ahead of the new campaign, with some believing he might remain at Stamford Bridge this term.
Yet, thanks to the intense competition for places in Tuchel’s squad, the defender was always going to struggle to hold down a place.
A change of scenery seemed the logical option. How does the beach and stick of rock sound?
Blackpool fans certainly agreed it was a good decision, greeting Sterling’s arrival with genuine joy and excitement.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
This is exactly what we needed. A great start to what promises to be an excellent day!— Alec Whitaker (@AlecW95) August 31, 2021
Good signing 🍊— Keith southern (@southern_keith) August 31, 2021
You absolutely love to see it— . (@corner_martyn) August 31, 2021
Great signing, great engine— Matt Cook (@CoachCook71) August 31, 2021
Sterling is no stranger to England’s most intense division.
He was signed by Wigan Athletic for the 2019/20 term.
Life as a Latic began well for the right-back, but a serious injury halted his development completely.
His time at Wigan was cruelly cut short, as he returned to Cobham recuperate.
Not until February of this year could Sterling play competitive football again.
Thankfully, he appears over his fitness issues and is ready to embark on another footballing chapter.
Neil Critchley could certainly do with his latest recruit making an immediate impact, as his Blackpool team languish 22nd in the Championship.