Tranmere have signed midfielder Sam Foley on a one-year contract, the club has announced.

Foley, who played for Rovers on Tuesday night in the victory at Stalybridge Celtic, joins after a spell at Scottish Premier League side, Motherwell.

The 34-year-old, who has played the majority of his career so far in the EFL, will add further competition in midfield for Micky Mellon ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

Mellon said: “I am delighted we have got Sam on board; he is someone I got to know during my time in Scotland. He is majorly experienced; he is a really athletic midfield player who will complement the talent we already have in the midfield area.

“He will add experience, leg power and he is a great athlete. He is a technical footballer, and he will certainly compliment what we already have in the midfield area.”

New signing Foley added: “I am delighted to have signed. I have been training with the lads for more than a week and the opportunity came up to sign permanently this season and I couldn’t wait to sign.

“Tranmere is a massive football club, and it is a privilege to play for the club. Obviously, the manager is a big pull and I know him from my time in Scotland and I was impressed with how his team played last season.

“When he asked me to come in and train, I jumped at the opportunity.

“I would like to think I am fairly experienced at this level but there is a lot more to the game than just experience.

"Hopefully I can bring the qualities I have to help improve the team and I can’t wait to get started now.”