Stanley midfielder Ethan Hamilton has completed a move to Lincoln City for an undisclosed fee.

Hamilton joined the Reds in the summer of 2021 and went on to score 13 goals in 87 appearances for the club.

The 24-year-old has put pen to paper over a three-year deal with the Imps and will play alongside former Stanley team-mate Lukas Jensen.

"I got to share a pitch with some great people and play for great staff,” he told the club website.

“It's difficult to sum up in words really, because it was so enjoyable to play for the club and everyone associated with it."

Stanley kick off the new campaign with a home fixture against Newport County on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

John Coleman added: “Ethan has been a great servant to the club. He came two years ago and you can never doubt his commitment to football.

“He worked his socks off every game, he was a pleasure to have in the squad and work with on a daily basis. 

"He used to get frustrated with himself at times, but you couldn't doubt his enthusiasm or desire and he has a wonderful left foot. I hope he goes on to great things and justifies the potential that he has shown so far.

"You have got to be philosophical, you have certainly to be pragmatic. We get players on the back of being able to put them onto bigger and better things.

"He would sooner play in League One than League Two, and I have nothing against him for that. The club will get a few bob and so it's a situation which is more palatable than losing players for nothing."

Lincoln boss Mark Kennedy believes the midfielder has the potential to play at a higher level down the line.

“Ethan is a very good signing for us, who can cover a number of positions within our squad,” he stated.

“He fits our recruitment profile and, at 24 years old, has the potential to develop and play higher.  He is a technical player, with good athleticism and is someone who will add goals to the team.”

Lincoln make the trip to the Toughsheet Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as the new season gets under way.

The Imps achieved a top-half finish last term following a 1-0 victory against Shrewsbury on the final day.