Accrington Stanley have signed defender Mark King from Premier League neighbours Blackburn Rovers.

The 19-year-old left-back has joined Stanley on a free transfer and agreed a deal until the end of the season.

King impressed Stanley boss John Coleman when his side played Blackburn in a friendly in December.

The Liverpool-born player came through Blackburn's youth system to earn a professional contract, but did not make a senior appearance at Ewood Park.