Blackpool have re-signed Josh Bowler from Nottingham Forest and they’ve announced it with a comical unveiling.

The 23-year-old signed for the Reds in the summer from the Tangerines but was immediately loaned out to Olympiacos.

Under Michel, however, the player has fallen down the pecking order and now he rejoins Michael Appleton’s squad.

Bowler won’t be able to make his debut on Saturday, with Blackpool set to face Forest in the third round of the FA Cup.

The youngster was in fine form for the Tangerines prior to his move to Greece. He had scored two goals in seven games and was the team’s star man.

Blackpool announce Bowler
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Now, he should get back to playing regular football after making just seven appearances during four months with Olympiacos.

Forest will monitor Bowler closely and they will hope that he can score plenty of goals and claim several assists.

Blackpool dearly need him to hit the ground running. They’re third from bottom in the Championship and badly need points.

Some fans felt that Bowler might have provided Steve Cooper with an option when he originally signed for the club.

Clearly, the Reds feel as though he’s not quite ready for Premier League football just yet, however, and have loaned him out.

From a Forest perspective, the hope will be that he can play more frequently this time rather than sitting on the bench.

Blackpool announce Bowler with comical unveiling

The announcement of player signings from clubs and their social media teams are eagerly anticipated in the modern game.

Blackpool’s for Bowler might just be the best of the lot…

They’ve used a scene from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in 1991 to showcase that Bowler has returned to the club.

They’ve placed his face on one of the characters during a scene where the words ‘Four Months Later’ are written on the screen.

It’s a thing of beauty and clearly, someone behind the scenes has gone to a lot of work to make the video.

When Bowler catches up with his old teammates, it will be business as usual though.

Blackpool don’t have time for fun and games. After Saturday’s clash with Forest, it will be full steam ahead to secure Championship survival.

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