ACCRINGTON Stanley have made their sixth summer signing, snapping up former Everton and Norwich youngster Tom Scully.

The midfielder, who turns 21 next month, impressed manager John Coleman in pre-season and has signed a two-year deal with the Reds.

Scully was on the lookout for a new club after leaving Norwich in the summer.

Now based in Liverpool, he said he jumped at the chance to train with League One Stanley.

And Coleman believes he will fit right in to the free flowing, attacking football he wants to maintain.

“Tom is an exciting prospect,” said the Reds boss. “He has a good pedigree having been at Everton and Norwich and he has impressed since he came in. He is an attacking midfielder."

Scully said: “I left Norwich this summer and got a call to come to Accrington and thankfully they offered me a deal.

“I had a scholarship at Everton and I signed a professional deal at Norwich and spent two years there.

“I like to create things, I like to get assists and chip in with goals. I like to think I can read the game well.”

Despite adding to a list of summer signings that includes Mo Sangare and Tom Allan on loan from Newcastle, Ryan Cassidy on loan from Watford, Matt Butcher on a permanent deal from Bournemouth and defender Cameron Burgess on a three-year-deal, Coleman warned: “The fans might think having six summer signings means we have a big squad but we have a small squad, supplemented by the Under 23s.”