Stanley midfielder Joe Pritchard has completed a permanent move to League Two rivals MK Dons.

The 27-year-old had reached the end of his contract with the Reds and had been offered fresh terms to remain at the Wham Stadium.

Pritchard joined the Reds from Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 2019 and went on to score 22 goals in 136 appearances at the Wham Stadium.

Seven of those came last season, including a brace against Wimbledon, as Stanley finished 17th in their first season back in League Two.

The midfielder will now be hoping to make his mark at Stadium MK as the club aims to bounce back from their play-off disappointment against Crawley. Tommy Leigh also joined the Dons earlier this month.

Pritchard told the club website: "It's an amazing place with great facilities. I've had the tour and seen the analysis theatre, it's really exciting.

"I met Mike (Williamson) and Ian (Watson) and spoke through a lot of their plans. They've got their philosophy, they've got their structure and I can't wait to learn it! I'm excited for the opportunity to pick their brains."

Former Newcastle defender Williamson took charge last October following a spell with Gateshead in the National League.

The manager added: "Joe is a fantastic addition to MK Dons. He's composed on the ball but also capable of producing that little bit of magic as a creative player that sparks an attack. I think our supporters will really enjoy watching him play."