Stanley have announced the signing of defender Lewis Shipley on a season-long loan from Norwich.

Shipley, 19, joined the Canaries at the age of seven and recently signed a new contract running until 2025.

He played 33 times in Premier League 2 over the past couple of seasons as Alan Neilson’s side finished fifth and sixth respectively.

Earlier this week, Brad Hills also arrived on loan from Norwich ahead of the upcoming League Two campaign.

Manager John Coleman said: "Lewis came up this week, he is highly thought of at Norwich, he ticks the boxes for what we need.

“We need a left-footed defender and he has impressed in training. Hopefully he will go on and do well for the first team.

"It will help he already knows Brad. Lewis is a sensible lad and has a good head on his shoulders and a good personality. I hope for everyone's sake it works out."

The Reds have also brought in Birmingham striker Josh Andrews on a season-long loan.

The 6'5 striker previously had stints at Harrogate, Rochdale and Doncaster at this level.

He has been with the Blues since the age of seven and signed his first professional deal in the summer of 2020.

Coleman added: "Josh is someone we have looked at for a while, he went to Doncaster last year. He fits the profile of what we need which is a target man.

"I know he is dedicated to the game. He has worked ever so hard, after an injury last season, to get himself in and around the first team at Birmingham.

"This is an opportunity for him to catapult himself into first team reckoning, so hopefully he can have a good season with us."

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