TRANMERE’S new manager Rob Edwards has strengthened the club’s midfield options and backroom staff with the signing of Matt Gill as player coach.

The 33-year-old is Edwards’ second signing since becoming manager earlier this week.

Gill helped Norwich City gain promotion to the Premier League in 2010-11 and has also been on the winning team in two Play Off finals.

He began his career with Peterborough United where he made more than 150 appearances.

After spells with Notts County and Exeter City – where he helped them reach the Football League - he joined Norwich City and spent two seasons at Carrow Road.

He joined Bristol Rovers in 2011-12 and spent time at Exeter City last season.

He has made more than 500 career appearances and in addition to being part of the playing squad at Prenton Park, he will also work alongside the Club’s coaching staff.

Manager Rob Edwards said: “I’m really pleased Matt has agreed to join us as player-coach.

“He’s someone who will come in and help the Club raise the bar. He will contribute on the pitch and on the training ground and is someone who will help everyone around the Club.

“He’ll help the younger players learn about winning, about how to train properly and understand what the Club is about.”

Matt added: “Rob has asked me to come as player-coach which is a great opportunity for me, I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.

“I’m really excited about working with players and to be as much help to them as possible.

“I’m desperate to carry on playing too, enjoy my football and add value to the team.”