Tranmere have announced their second signing of the January transfer window, capturing Alex Woodyard on loan from Peterborough until the end of the season.

Midfielder Woodyard has made 69 appearances for Posh but will be most familiar to Tranmere fans from his time at Lincoln City, where he won promotion to the Football League under Danny Cowley.

The 26-year-old will be available for selection in Rovers' next league match against Southend but misses out on Saturday's FA Cup tie against Watford.

Micky Mellon said: “I’m very happy to get the deal sorted. He’s a midfield player that we have been aware of and we’ve worked hard to get him here.

“His qualities are exactly what we need at the Club at the moment and it is definitely a step forward in terms of improving the group.

“When we found out that he was available, he was at the top end of the players we wanted to bring here. He’s got the right mentality and is the right type of person and he wants to come here and play.

“He’s a good age, good experience and we will definitely be better off with his qualities in the group. I’m delighted to bring him in”

Woodyard follows Peter Clarke through the Prenton Park dressing room door, as Micky Mellon tries to rebuild a squad capable of staying in League One this season.

Woodyard said: “I’m excited to be joining and I can’t wait to get started.

“I’ve played in a few different leagues and I played a lot in League One last year, so hopefully I can come in and help the team.

“I’m excited by the challenge of coming in and helping the team win some games and get out of those relegation places. I’ve played at Tranmere a few times and it’s a great Club who should be in League One.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing at Tranmere. It’s a lovely stadium and the fans always seem to get behind their team and it’s something that I’m excited for.

“I spoke to the gaffer and he knew that type of player I was, and he wanted to get me in and get the best out of me.”