Former Rovers midfielder Jacob Davenport has joined League Two Morecambe on a one-year deal.

Davenport arrived at Ewood Park from Manchester City in the summer of 2018 and went on to make 34 first-team appearances for the club.

The 24-year-old was released last summer and had a stint in League One with Lincoln, making three appearances in cup competitions.

He finished the season at Stockport, playing seven times in League Two as the Hatters narrowly missed out on promotion via the play-offs.

Davenport has been training and taking part in friendlies at Morecambe for the past week and has done enough to earn a contract at the Mazuma Stadium.

The Shrimps are aiming to bounce back from last season’s relegation to the fourth tier. The squad has seen a major overhaul after a significant number of players were released amid the club’s uncertainty off the pitch.

“This is a new chapter for me,” Davenport told the club website. “I have come in over the last week or so and really enjoyed it.

“There is a good group in the changing room and a group I think I will enjoy being part of over the course of the season.

“It’s been a tough couple of years but hopefully now I can be a bit more settled here and kick on.

“This is a club that has proven that it can take in younger players like myself and help us to develop which is a big attraction for me.”

Morecambe kick-of the new campaign with a home fixture against Walsall on Saturday, August 5.

“Jacob is a player with quality who needs to find a settled place to play after a couple of years of moving around,” manager Derek Adams added.

“He has done well since coming in over the last week and we are pleased to add him to our group for the season ahead.

“It’s clear to see Jacob’s pedigree from his journey to date. He is still only 24-years-old so has his best years ahead of him and hopefully we can help him achieve his potential.”