Carlisle United and Bolton Wanderers targeting Blackpool player
Carlisle United and Bolton Wanderers are both after Blackpool midfielder Jamie Devitt, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter (see tweet below).
Twitter: CARLISLE. Trying hard for Jamie Devitt return. BOLTON hanging around that one too. Fair bit of life in League Two just now … (@reluctantnicko)
The ex-Republic of Ireland Under-21 international spent three years with Carlisle from 2016 to 2019 and they want to bring him back to Brunton Park this summer.
However, the Cumbrians may have to see off interest from Bolton to land his signature with the Trotters looking to get busy in the transfer market after appointing Ian Evatt as their new manager.
Devitt, who is 29 years old, joined Blackpool last summer on a two-year deal but was loaned out to League Two side Bradford City this past season.
The midfielder started his career at Hull City and rose through the youth ranks at the East Yorkshire club. He made his first-team debut for the Tigers in a Championship fixture against Swansea City in August 2010.
Devitt went onto make 18 more appearances for Hull. He spent a lot of time out on loan from the KCOM Stadium with the likes of Darlington, Shrewsbury Town, Grimsby Town, Bradford City, Accrington Stanley and Rotherham where he gained plenty of first-team experience.
He was released by Hull when they were promoted to the Premier League in 2013 so joined Chesterfield on a free transfer. The Dublin-born man played eight times for the Spirerites before finishing the 2013/14 season on loan at Morecambe.
Devitt joined Morecambe on a permanent deal in 2014 and did well for the Shrimpers in his two years there before moving to Carlisle. His former side are now targeting a move for him again along with Bolton.
In other Bolton news, they are keen on Eoin Doyle, as covered by The72.