Tranmere Rovers have signed out of contract midfielder Danny Lloyd on a short term contract.

Liverpool-born Lloyd played for Salford City last season in League Two and has previously represented AFC Fylde, Stockport County, Lincoln City and Peterborough United.

It was for the latter that he scored a hat-trick against Rovers in a 2017 FA Cup replay.

The signing comes as a surprise as Tranmere are still without a permanent manager following the sacking of Mike Jackson.

Following confirmation of the deal, Lloyd took to Twitter to share his thoughts.

He said: "Really pleased to get this done, can’t wait to get going and play some football for a top club."

It is not clear exactly how long Lloyd's initial contract is for and whether interim manager Ian Dawes sanctioned the signing himself.

Rovers are back in action at Prenton Park tonight in the Papa John's ELF Trophy group stage and Lloyd will be eligible for selection.

Tranmere have four points in Group D and will progress to the knock-out stages with either a win or a penalty shoot-out win over Wigan Athletic this evening.

Paul Lewis hobbled off at the weekend with a hamstring injury and will be unavailable, alongside striker Stefan Payne who is still missing with a groin problem.

Dawes is expected to make changes to his starting XI however, with more than one eye on this weekend's league match at Port Vale on the horizon.