Lions snap up Evans

Keeper arrives on short-term deal from Blackpool

Evans: Injury problems

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Millwall have completed the signing of goalkeeper Rhys Evans on a free transfer from Blackpool.

The former Chelsea shot-stopper moves to The Den on a short-term deal until the end of the season and becomes Kenny Jackett's sixth signing during the transfer window.

Evans had struggled to regain his place at Bloomfield Road since undergoing a hernia operation last season and failed to figure at all for the Championship side during the first half of the season.

He did spend a brief spell on-loan at Bradford earlier in the campaign, making four appearances for the Bantams, but was forced to return to his parent club after picking up a shoulder injury.

The former England U21 international is only expected to be used as back-up to first choice keeper Lenny Pidgeley by the Lions, but he will be available for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie at Coventry should he be required.