Stanley have completed the signing of Southport winger Tyler Walton on a two-year deal.

Walton came through the youth ranks at York City and had spells at Frickley Athletic and Farsley Celtic before heading to Southport in 2022.

He has impressed over the past couple of seasons and will now be part of the Reds' squad as they aim to build on last term's 17th-place finish in League Two.

Walton told the club website: "I'm delighted to be here. When I first heard about it, it was a no-brainer - get in the EFL and showcase what I can do.

"John Doolan and Ged Brannan have spoke highly of the club, brought me in and they've just said what they want to do next season.

"Hopefully, I can get as many games as I can under my belt, get some goals, get some assists and we do well in the league."

John Doolan is looking forward to working with Walton and believes his versatility will be a useful trait.

The manager added: "We looked at Tyler and his clips are really good. We got good feedback off the club he's been at, he's a good character and that's a good bit of business for us to get over the line.

"He can play either side, he can play as a 10 or as a number nine. We've got the option of doing that, so we're quite happy with that.

"We're looking forward to seeing which way he's going to go or which position he'll take up, but that's entirely down to Tyler himself and the lads that are vying for those positions."

Earlier today, the Reds announced the addition of goalkeeper Michael Kelly from MK Dons on a two-year deal. The club also confirmed Liam Coyle has signed fresh terms at the Wham Stadium.