ACCRINGTON Stanley have made it a magnificent seven signings after German defender Stephen Sama became the latest addition to John Coleman's squad.

The Cameroon-born centre back has signed a two-year deal at the Wham Stadium and says he can't wait to get started.

Sama began his youth career in Germany including two years with Borussia Dortmund, before moving to England to sign for Liverpool in 2009.

The 27-year-old spent five years at Anfield - without making a first team appearance - before signing for VfB Stuttgart, going on to play five times for the first team and featuring on 47 occasions for the club's second team.

He said: "I feel great, when I came here two weeks ago, the gaffer (John Coleman) and Jimmy (Bell) gave me the opportunity to be here.

"They've worked my fitness a little bit higher now that I feel so comfortable to sign here and I'm happy to be here, especially at a club like this with family and it feels great for me, I can't wait to get started."

Sama, capped five times by Germany Under-20s, left Stuttgart in January 2017 to join Greuther Fürth, with the defender joining VfL Osnabruck a year later on loan until the end of the 2017/18 season.

A move to the Netherlands followed in July 2018, as the former youth international signed for Heracles Almelo in the Eredivisie.

The club achieved seventh and eighth-placed finishes in his two seasons at the club, with Stephen making a total of nine appearances for the Almelo-based side.

Sama said playing for a family-orientated club was key to him signing for Stanley and added: "I'm just happy to be back, also in general back in England and especially around the area near Liverpool where I used to also play as a kid."

Coleman has been busy in the transfer market as Stanley prepare for their League One campaign which kicks off at home to Peterborough United next weekend.

Former Everton and Norwich midfeilder Tom Scully joined earlier this week following midfielder Mo Sangare and winger Tom Allan, who have both joined on season-long loans from Newcastle United.

Coleman has also brought young Watford striker Ryan Cassidy in on loan while midfielder Matt Butcher signed on a two-year deal from Bournemouth.

The Reds boss began rebuilding his squad by signing Cameron Burgess - snapping up the free agent centre back on a three-year deal following his release from Scunthorpe United.