Tranmere have boosted their defensive options ahead of the new season with the signing of Josh Cogley, the club has announced.

The 25-year-old full back, who recently left Championship side Birmingham City, has put pen to paper on a two-year contract at Prenton Park. 

Cogley, who has played a number of games in the second tier of English football, has also spent time on loan in League Two, at Crawley Town. 

Manager Micky Mellon said: “I am delighted we have signed Josh. He is a real quality player, and he is someone we have been chasing since I came back in. 

“We need the types of full backs Josh is if we are going to be able to play the way that we want to play.

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"He is quick, mobile and aggressive. Josh has the desire to want to keep on improving and he is a really good signing for us. 

“Josh made it clear he wants to come and play for Tranmere. He knows he demands of being a Tranmere Rovers player and the expectations that will be on him.  

“Josh fits into what we want to do. We do not want to rush our recruitment; it takes time, and we are working hard for the players we want.” 

Cogley added: “I am absolutely buzzing. I can’t wait to get started at Tranmere Rovers and I am ready to kick on. 

“It is a new challenge and opportunity. I have learned a lot from the years I have been at Birmingham City even when I was a young training with the first team.  

“I had a great chat with the manager, and he talked me through the plans, and what he wanted for the club.

"He explained what he wanted from me, and I really liked what he had to say. I want to help this club win promotion out of this league.”

Meanwhile, out of contract forward Kaiyne Woolery has signed for Scottish Premiership side Motherwell on a three-year deal.

Woolery was a key figure in Tranmere’s play-off finish in League Two last season, netting 11 goals in 52 matches.