Tranmere sign defender Joe Maguire

Tranmere Rovers Football Club has announced the signing of defender Joe Maguire.

The left back, who was most recently at Accrington Stanley, has signed a one-year contract at Prenton Park ahead of this weekend’s pre-season friendly against SPL champions, Rangers.

Maguire started his career at Liverpool and has also played for Fleetwood and Crawley Town. 

Maguire was born in Manchester and joined the Liverpool academy at under-nine level, coming from Swinton Boys. After progressing through the academy ranks he travelled with the Liverpool first team on their 2015 pre-season tour and made a number of appearances in friendly matches. Maguire joined League Two club Leyton Orient on 28 August 2015 on a one-month loan deal. He made his first-team debut four days later on 1 September, playing 90 minutes for Leyton Orient in a 2–1 Football League Trophy loss away to Luton Town.

On 8 January 2016, he was named in the Liverpool first-team as a substitute in an FA Cup third-round match away to Exeter City. He was subsequently brought on in the 76th minute to make his Liverpool debut, with the match finishing a 2–2 draw

Speaking about his new recruit, manager Micky Mellon said,  “We’re really pleased to bring Joe in. To have a successful season you need to have a strong group and we’re moving towards that now with lads who have good experience at these levels.

“When the opportunity comes and you look around to see what’s available, you bring in the best options and we believe Joe is a great option to have. He knows a lot about the level and what it takes to win games of football.

“We do our homework and he is a great guy off the pitch, a good professional and will keep helping move Tranmere forward.”

The signing follows a flood of new signings for Tranmere, following the signings of Liverpool striker Paul Glatzel on a season-long loan., striker Emmanuel Dieseruvwe, Defender, Josh Cogley, midfielder Ryan Watson from New Brighton, and a trio of signings announced in one day: centre back, Tom Davies, midfielder, Chris Merrie, and defender, Nat Knight-Percival.

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