Stanley have completed the signing of defender Brad Hills on a season-long loan from Norwich.

Hills has been with the Canaries since the age of nine and recently signed a new deal to remain at Carrow Road until 2025.

The 19-year-old made 17 appearances in Premier League 2 last season, scoring twice, and made the bench for the first team on a couple of occasions.

"Brad comes with a good pedigree from Norwich,” John Coleman told the club website.

“They have a good youth set-up there and he is probably the pick of the bunch, so we are delighted to get him on a season-long loan."

Hills added: "I found out a few days ago that I would be going out on loan. I spoke to John Coleman on the phone and the next thing I know I am packing my stuff.

"I need to be tested so a loan this season was perfect, so I am buzzing to be here. I need to use this as a stepping stone to prove to myself and the manager I can play for Norwich one day.

"I am excited to see what the league is about. I like to think I am good in the air, I love scoring goals and I enjoy winning headers which is my main threat."

The Reds are preparing for life back in League Two following last season's relegation from the third tier.

Coleman's side kick-off the new campaign with a home fixture against Newport on Saturday, August 5.