Winger Luke Wall has made the short switch from Blackburn Rovers to sign a one-year deal with a one-year option at Accrington Stanley.
The 19-year-old admitted it was unexpected when he was released from Ewood Park at the end of last season but he is now excited about challenging for a first team spot at the Wham Stadium.
And Blackburn's former Stanley loanee John O'Sullivan helped him make his decision to put pen to paper on a Stanley deal.
“I spoke to Johnno and he said what a good club it is,” said Wall, who is from Liverpool. “It's important for me to play first team football now. It's a lot more physical and will be more beneficial than playing Under 21 football.”
Wall played in a few first team pre-season outings for Rovers last season after signing a one-year professional deal.
“I have played at Blackburn since I was Under 14s and signed a one-year professional contract,” said Wall. “I played in pre-season and then played in the Under 21s this season.
“There were obviously quite a few changes at the club and quite a few of us got released at the end of last season and it was a bit unexpected.
“My agent got in touch with Accrington and I have been on trial and thankfully it's a relief to get a contract sorted out.
“I can play on either wing although I am primarily left-footed. Hopefully, if I get a chance, I can put plenty of crosses in.
“It's good as well that there are a few Scousers to travel in with which has helped me settle in quickly.”