League Two Accrington Stanley are to sign former Bolton defender Tom Eckersley following a trial at the club. "I came here on trial a couple of weeks ago looking for a contract and that's what I've done. I must have impressed enough to get it," said the 20-year-old.

"There were a lot of lads here on trial at the start and I just had to believe in myself and do the best I could."

Stanley boss Paul Cook added: "Tom has impressed us in pre-season and now we're looking for him to continue improving.

"We have good competition in the centre of defence and that's a good thing for the team."

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