Former Celtic midfielder John Herron joins Blackpool


By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Former Celtic midfielder John Herron has signed an initial two-year deal with Blackpool after leaving the Hoops earlier this summer.

The 21-year-old has opted for a move south of the border after ending his 14 year association with Celtic.


John Herron moves to Bloomfield Road after leaving Celtic (Pic: Terry Robinson)


Herron, who made two league appearances for the Scottish champions, spent part of last term on loan at Cowdenbeath.

The Scotland Under-21 cap joins fellow countryman Clark Robertson at Neil McDonald’s League One side after the left back joined from Aberdeen earlier this month.

Herron said: “I had been at Celtic since I was seven. It didn’t work out the way I wanted it to work out, I had been involved with the first team for four years but it’s a different challenge here.

“I want to progress and help Blackpool, and hopefully Blackpool can help me.

“After I spoke to the manager it was the only place I wanted to come. I had a lot of other options in Scotland and England, including in the Championship.

“But after hearing the progression the manager wants, for me it was the only place to come.”