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Rovers confirm Bell signing

The highly-rated full-back joins on a two-and-a-half-year deal from Fleetwood Town

19 January 2018

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Blackburn Rovers are delighted to confirm that Fleetwood Town defender Amari'i Bell has joined the club for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old left-back put pen-to-paper on a two-and-a-half-year contract on Friday after completing a medical and will bolster Tony Mowbray's promotion-chasing squad.

After rising through the ranks at Birmingham, Bell had a number of loan spells at various clubs including Nuneaton, Swindon and Gillingham before signing for Fleetwood in July 2015.

Following an impressive maiden campaign on the Fylde coast, Bell was recognised for his standout performances by being shortlisted for the club's Young Player of the Year award.

The appointment of Uwe Rosler saw Bell retain his status as a first-team regular in 2016/17, as Fleetwood went on an 18-match unbeaten run to reach the League One play-offs.

The versatile defender played 90 minutes against Rovers when the sides met at Ewood Park in October, and joins the Blues despite reported interest from Championship clubs.

Everyone at Rovers would like to welcome Amari'i to the club. 

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