Tranmere Rovers have signed defender Joe Maguire on a permanent deal, the club have announced.

The left back, who was most recently at Accrington Stanley, has signed a one-year contract at Prenton Park ahead of this weekend's pre-season friendly against SPL champions, Rangers.

Maguire started his career at Liverpool and has also played for Fleetwood and Crawley Town. 

Speaking about his new recruit, manager Micky Mellon said:  “We’re really pleased to bring Joe in. To have a successful season you need to have a strong group and we’re moving towards that now with lads who have good experience at these levels.

“When the opportunity comes and you look around to see what’s available, you bring in the best options and we believe Joe is a great option to have. He knows a lot about the level and what it takes to win games of football.

“We do our homework and he is a great guy off the pitch, a good professional and will keep helping move Tranmere forward.”